School of Psychology Peer Mentoring Programs

About the program

This program includes 2 arms, School of Psychology Peer Mentoring Undergraduate Program and School of Psychology Peer Mentoring Honours Program.

Undergrad Program: The Psychology Peer Mentoring Undergrad Program supports first year students to transition into studying in the School of Psychology. Groups of 2-3 third year mentors run hour-long weekly mentoring sessions across term 1, with small groups of first year mentees to help students adjust to life at university. Flexible mentoring sessions are student-need centric, and aim to cover material covering academic, social, university and career resources and information.

Honours Program: The Psychology Peer Mentoring Honours Program supports students to thrive in their honours year. Groups of 2-3 PhD or Post-doctoral candidates run hour-long mentoring sessions 3 times a term with small groups of honours mentees. 8-10 mentoring sessions are run across the year. Mentoring sessions are student-need centric and informal, and aim to provide social support, advice and resources on managing well in during honours.

When does the program run?

Term 1

Week 1 to Week 10 of term.

New student (mentee) registrations

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.

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

Registration will be available via the School of Psychology webpage.

Mentor applications

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.

More information

Email: psychologypeermentoring@unsw.edu.au

Website: www.science.unsw.edu.au/future-students/peer-mentoring