School of Materials Science and Engineering

Who can join this peer mentoring program?

First year students enrolled in the School of Materials Science and Engineering programs:

  • Program 3131: BE (Materials Science and Engineering) (previously 3135)
  • Program 3132: BE (Materials Sci. and Engineering Honours) / BE (Engineering Science)
  • Program 3133: BE (Materials Science and Engineering) / MBiomedE (previously 3138)
  • Program 3136: BE (Materials Science and Engineering) / BCom

Program description

The School of Materials Science and Engineering Peer Mentoring program aims to connect first year students with more experienced undergraduate students (mentors) who are already familiar with the school and university. Mentors share their knowledge and tips about university life with new first year students throughout the first semester within a structured program, which includes meetups, fun activities and events that allow everyone to network, make friends and settle into university life. Each student is also assigned an academic adviser who can assist with any difficulties transitioning from school to university life and give advice about subject selection, course requirements, enrolment, academic standing or student exchange.

Regular social events and group meetings as well as online participation are central to the peer mentoring program, with activities organised by the mentors and fully supported by the School of Materials Science and Engineering to make the transition in UNSW Australia as smooth as possible.

When does the program run?

Semester 1 only

Program duration

The Program starts in O Week and ends in Week 11

When are registrations open?

You will be contacted directly by the School if you are completing an eligible degree program. There is no need to register.

How do I register to participate in the program?

You will be automatically assigned a Peer Mentor and contacted about your involvement in the program and steps to take in the lead up to O-week at UNSW Australia

More information

Contact: Michelle Freney , School of Materials Science and Engineering

How can I become a mentor?

Current students receive an email with a link to register to become a Mentor towards the end of the year in October. For more information about becoming a Mentor for the Materials Science & Engineering Peer Mentoring Program, please email Michelle on the contact details above.