Women in Science Peer Support

About this program

WISSOC Peer Support is a safe and supportive program that nurtures students throughout their full STEM degree in the hope of encouraging future STEM-driven career paths. We primarily encourage undergraduate women to apply for mentorship/menteeship to support women in completing their STEM degrees, with the long-term goal of reducing the stigma surrounding male-dominated STEM careers and degrees.

When does this program run?

Term 2 and Term 3

You can chose to stick with the program for Term 2 and Term 3 or pick one term.

New student (mentee) registrations

The program is targeted towards undergraduate female students but we strongly believe in diversity so our program is open to women, men and non-binary individuals. We also take on board students in need of mentorship from other Faculties outside of science, but our mentees are primarily STEM students.

Registrations are now open for T3 2020, please complete the form here, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSoNKb9c9EH1x5MifQDQZyeTEinvc2jWnIM9GdQCGeF2wW4A/viewform?usp=sf_link.

You will submit an application based on your year of study and major/degree and we will put you with a mentor that we believe can help you the best.

Mentor applications

Mentors must have completed at least one year of study at UNSW and have the experience of studying a Science degree. Successful applicants will be required to attend the Central Peer Support Training. Mentors are expected to meet up with their Mentees at least 5 times throughout the term and document these meetings to achieve AHEGS accreditation.

Mentor applications are closed for T3 2020.

More information

Women In Science Society

Georgia Brouner, Executive Events Coordinator

Email: wissocunsw@gmail.com