Peer Mentors are experienced, senior students who understand that university life can be exciting and challenging, because they were new students once too! The Peer Mentors are eager to share their tips, advice, experiences and knowledge with you, and help you find answers to your questions, so you can quickly and easily settle into life as a uni student.
UNSW offers a variety of Peer Mentoring programs, outlined below. Being part of a Peer Support program provides you with the opportunity to meet and talk with other new students who join the program. Your experience will differ depending on the type of Peer Support program you are involved in. All Peer Support is free and can help your transition into life as a university student at UNSW.
You will have the opportunity to live chat or speak with a current UNSW student about what it’s like on your first day, week, Trimester and year. This type of Peer Support is completely online so you can ask questions on the bus or from home! You can connect from Friday 17th January to Friday 6th March 2020, 12pm to 8pm* AEST, Monday to Friday, via the Live Chat box above.
Programs run through Faculties and Student Societies
Many programs delivered by the Faculties offer face to face meetings with an allocated mentor. You can expect your Mentor to reach out and communicate to you online through email or social media and arrange informal, face to face catch ups where you can talk and ask any questions you many have about university life at UNSW. Some faculty programs also offer social events, workshops and group meetings where you will get to meet other new students in your course.
Who can be a Peer Mentor?
Students who are in at least their 2nd year at UNSW can be Mentors. All Mentors are provided with comprehensive training to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to support new students.
How do you become a Mentor?
Please contact the Peer Mentoring program coordinator via the details on the relevant program links above.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see a gap and would like to start a new Peer Support program, please email email@example.com.