School of Psychology

Who can join this peer mentoring program?

This peer mentoring program is for all first year Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Psychological Science students, as well as students in Bachelor of Science programs planning to major in Psychology.

Program description

The Psychology Peer Mentoring Program supports first year students to transition into studying in the School of Psychology. Pairs of third year mentors run informal weekly small group sessions aimed to help students adjust to university academically and non-academically. Many of our mentors were mentored in their first year and have come back because they found the program helpful and want to help the next generation. Mentors are also available apart from these sessions to answer questions by email.

When does the program run?

Term 1 only

Program duration

Mentor group allocations will be complete by the end of O-week. Meetings start in week 1 and run until exam period.

When are registrations open?

Registrations will open in January. Registrations close at the end of O-week. Late registrations are subject to timetables, mentor availability and group size.

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

Registration will be available via the School of Psychology webpage -

I'm a senior student, how can I become a mentor?

Mentor recruitment opens at the end of Term 3, the previous year. Mentor registration links will be posted to Moodle for core Psychology subjects and to the School’s webpage around October. Applications close during November. Mentors are required to attend a training session run by Peer Mentoring @ UNSW in early-mid February, before O-week, or must submit proof of attendance at a previous Peer Mentoring @ UNSW training session.  Enquiries to

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