Disability Peer Support Program


Image caption: Bright blue banner with yellow megaphone next to the title and sub-text, "ActiveUNSW; A Peer Support program for students with disabilities, a long term health condition or a mental health condition to get the most out of your UNSW experience! A confidential and safe space, you do not have to be registered with UNSW services to join this program."

About this program

A peer support program for new students with disabilities, long term health conditions or mental health conditions to get the most out of your UNSW experience! Sign up to the program today for fun, small group mentoring sessions as well as some larger group events to build your connections and UNSW knowledge. ActivateUNSW introduces you to fellow students and mentors in a safe and understanding environment for a fun and helpful experience to ease your transition into university life. The program is currently running online with the potential for on-campus meet ups if you would like to. 

When does this program run?

Term 1 and Term 3, 2021

Week 1 to Week 8 of term.

New student (mentee) registrations

Activate UNSW is a safe and confidential space for any new student who has a disability, long term medical condition or mental health condition (you are not required to be registered with UNSW's services to join).

Registrations are now open for T3 2021! Join now! 

Mentor applications

We encourage applications from our diverse student cohort and will provide support for all accessibility needs. This program is AHEGS accredited.

Mentor applications for T3 2021 are now closed. If you are interested in being a mentor for T1 2022, please fill out this Expression of Interest form.

More information

Peer Support @ UNSW Team

Contact: Isabelle Vertucci, ActivateUNSW Program Coordinator

Email:  i.vertucci@unsw.edu.au

Location: Ground floor, John Goodsell Building, Kensington Campus