School of Optometry and Vision Science

Who can join this peer mentoring program?

This program is for all commencing first year undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science, Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry and Bachelor of Science majoring in Vision Science.

Program description

The first-year peer mentoring program aims to help our first year students make the transition to university life as smoothly as possible by providing support and networking opportunities with peers. This provides students with the opportunity to meet new people and benefit from the experience of fourth year students (mentors) who have successfully navigated the challenges of first year and can empathise with our first year students. The program consists of social activities such as group meetings, social activities, one-to-one meet-ups, emails and social media such as Facebook.

When does the program run?

Semester 1 only

Program duration

The Program starts in O Week and ends in Week 8

When are registrations open?

Registrations open towards the end of January - February

How do I register to participate in the program?

The registration link when available will be accessible from the following website: http://www.optometry.unsw.edu.au

Or contact the Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator on the below details.

More information

How can I become a mentor?

Peer Mentor applications for the s1 2017 program are now closed. 2018 Peer Mentor registration will open in August – October. For more information please go to http://www.optometry.unsw.edu.au or contact the Optometry Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator on the above details.