Built Environment Student Association (BESA) Peer Mentoring Program

Who can join this Peer Mentoring Program?

This program is for all first year undergraduate students of the Built Environment Faculty.

Program description

The principle aims of our program are to assist first year students in their transition to University, and enhance the relationships between all students of the Built Environment Faculty. The benefits of implementing such a program are:

  • To help students develop and enhance a sense of student identity
  • To ensure that students become effectively integrated into the school, faculty and campus as a whole
  • To provide students with the opportunity to articulate a sense of purpose about being at university and about pursuing their particular program of study,
  • To aid students in acquiring the necessary skills to become independent and life-long learners.  

In the first and last week, we will hold a group-based session as an introduction and conclusion to the program, but the majority of our program will be structured around face-to-face interaction between the mentor and the mentees. Mentees will have the opportunity to select their mentors prior to the start of the program.

When does this program run?

Semester 1 only

Program duration

This Program starts in Week 2 and ends in Week 8 / Week 9

How do I register to participate in the program?

To register as a Mentee in the program, please fill in the online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/LaqhH0ULCrP5ZOeY2

Mentee registrations will be open from 18 January 2017 to 24 February 2017

More information

How can I become a mentor?

Keep an eye out on the BESA website and Facebook page for the recruitment announcement! If you have any questions about the program or becoming a Mentor, please feel free to email us at besa.pm.unsw@gmail.com