Becoming a Mentor

Becoming a Mentor

As a Mentor, you'll lead a small group of first year students, sharing your expertise with them on succeeding at university during their orientation and first six weeks of study.

To support you in developing your skills as a student leader, the Mentoring Program begins with two compulsory training sessions: Mentor Training Session 1 on Friday, 24 November, 2017 (Week 16), and Mentor Training Session 2 on Thursday, 22 February, 2018 (week before O-Week.)

At these training sessions you'll begin to widen your leadership and communication skills, and learn everything you need to know to become a Mentor. You'll also expand your network, meeting other student leaders with similar interests and staff in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

As new students begin enrolling in 2018, we'll identify students in your field of study and allocate them to your Mentor Group. You'll meet them for the first time on Welcome Day in O-Week, (Monday 26 February, 2018) and begin sharing your advice with them on successfully starting university.

On Welcome Day you'll also take them through a day of practical workshops, talks and networking events, supported by the Student Affairs and Engagement team throughout.

After Welcome Day, you'll stay in contact with your students on a weekly basis until Week 6, Semester 1. This would generally include a combination of meeting up with students in person for a casual chat, attending Faculty or Department related events, or contacting them online with advice on succeeding during their first weeks of study.

The Mentoring Program officially ends on Friday, 20 April, 2018 (Week 6). As successful student leaders who have made an impact on our community, we'll connect you with ongoing professional development opportunities throughout the year which will further widen your leadership skills and assist you in your future career.

Applications to become a Mentor in 2018 have now closed.

Read on to hear from students leaders about their experience as Mentors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Read the Mentor Position Description