Peer Mentoring Program for Mature Age Students

Who can join this Peer Mentoring Program?

The Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program is for commencing first year students who are 21 years of age or over.

Program description

A student's first year at university can be exciting but at times challenging. While mature age students will face similar concerns to other new students at UNSW, we recognise that you may have additional issues to overcome - such as your work, home and study balance, and getting into the habit of studying again.

In the Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program you will be matched with someone who has the shared experience of being a mature age student, who has successfully completed their first year at UNSW, and can pass on their knowledge and experience to you. The Mature Age Peer Mentoring program is an excellent way to find support during the early weeks of your first year, and hopefully to form friendships and networks.

When does this program run?

Semester 1 only

Program duration

This Program starts in O-Week and ends in Week 8

When are registrations open?

From early February to early March

I am a new student, how do I register to participate in the program?

When open, a registration link will be available here.

More information


I am a senior student, how can I become a mentor?

Mentors must have completed at least one semester of study at UNSW. To become a Mentor for the Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program you must have the experience of being a mature age student when you first commenced your studies.

For more information and to fill in an application form, please click on the following link 

Applications close midnight on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

If you have been a mentor in the Mature Age Student peer mentoring program before, and are interested in applying to become a Senior Peer Mentor, please email