Mentor information for Undergraduate Students

If you are in second year or above and enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences, joining the Belong@FHS is a chance to be supported and provide support. You’ll be able to give back to the community, help new students settle in, develop leadership skills and make new friends.

To sign up, please go to Register to be a Cumbo mentor in the program. If you are signing up with a friend(s) please create a secret passcode in the registration form so you will be allocated to the same mentoring group. If you don't have a partner we will pair you with someone in your degree.

Benefits of being a mentor

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Although it may seem that the benefits of mentoring are primarily for first year students, you don’t miss out as mentors! Mentoring provides mentors with:

  • A sense of satisfaction resulting from helping others
  • The development of leadership and teamwork skills
  • Training in cultural awareness, interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Opportunities to consolidate existing friendships and make new ones
  • Networking opportunities with Faculty of Health Sciences alumni
  • A certificate signed by the Faculty of Health Sciences Associate Dean Student Life, and
  • Social events during the program

What’s the time commitment?

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Mentors will be required to:

  1. Complete an online training module during Summer break.
  2. Attend a face-to-face training session on Tuesday 27 November 2018.
  3. Facilitate formal mentoring sessions outlined in the 2019 Belong@FHS programs.
  4. Actively participate in Undergraduate Orientation (where you will meet your mentees for the first time and will show them around campus). For Orientation dates, please view the Orientation website.

Please refer to the 2019 Belong@FHS Cumberland program for more information.

Super Mentors will also have additional leadership roles. These involve coordinating various components of the program, helping organise social events and taking on some administrative tasks. We have a team of Super Mentors at each campus. If you’re interested in taking your mentoring one step further and being a Belong@FHS Super Mentor, please contact belong.fhs@sydney.edu.au

Face-to-Face Training Requirements

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Mentors will be required to attend a face-to-face training day on Tuesday 27 November 2018. This day will include workshops will equip you with the tools needed to be a mentor. Many of the skills also transfer to your roles as health professionals in training.

During the training day, you will:

  • Extend on the skills developed in the online training module
  • Participate in activities to develop cultural awareness
  • Learn about the changes in your degree for new students
  • Enhance your understanding of the key people and processes in Health Sciences learning and teaching, and
  • Make friends, share a meal and learn about opportunities for further leadership development.

If you absolutely cannot make the face-to-face training day, you may still be able to participate in the program. Please contact belong.fhs@sydney.edu.au to discuss your specific situation.

Mentors Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct has been introduced for the mentors. This document explains the expectations for mentors. Before you apply as a mentor please refer to the Belong@FHS Code of Conduct for mentors for more information.