Peer Mentoring Program – Mentors
The Faculty of Law with the support of SULS (Sydney University Law Society) and CLSS (Chinese Law Student Society) launched a Peer to Peer Mentoring program in February 2010. You may have been involved as a mentor/mentee with this program or perhaps you were involved with one of the other facility mentoring programs. This program has also run in 2011 and 2012.
Your role as a mentor:
As a mentor you will have the opportunity to:
- Attend a 60 minute mentoring information session (If you were a law mentor in previously).
- If you are new to mentoring you will attend the information session and a two hour training session that will provide you with the skills to be an effective mentor.
- Receive a certificate that you can include in your resume that will outline your skills and experience gained in the program.
- Mentor either JD students or LLB (combined) students.
- Make new friends and widen your networks.
- Help new students settle into the University.
- Attend a range of social and academic events.
What do I need to do to be part of the program?
As a mentor you should:
- Complete the recruitment form.
- Attend a training session or information session (based on your mentoring experience) on either February 19 or 20, 2013.
- Attend the program launch in February for either JD students (Thursday 21 Feb, 5pm) or LLB students (Wednesday 27 Feb, 1:30pm) where you will meet your mentees.
- Work with 5-10 mentees to provide information and support on the faculty and University.
- Work in partnership with another mentor to share your knowledge and experience with mentees.
- Have at least two face-to-face meetings in the first five weeks of semester to share your knowledge and experience.
- Encourage your mentor to attend social and academic events
- Direct students to various support services available on campus
- Participation in feedback to evaluate the program