Peer Mentoring Program – Mentor FAQs

How do I know when the training session is? How long will it go for?

Depending on your experience you will attend either an information session (60 minutes) or training session (3 hours) in early February (Date TBA).

The Mentoring Program Coordinator will keep you informed via email.

Do I get paid?

Mentoring is a voluntary role designed to assist students in settling in to the University learning community. Although you will not be getting any payment, some of the many benefits you will gain are; leadership skills, social skills, certificates, free social events and prizes such as movie and Co-Op vouchers.

When do I meet my mentees?

As a mentor you will mentor either JD students or LLB students depending on your program of study and experience. There will be launch events for both these groups of students in February (Date TBA). This is the time when you will get to know your mentees and answer any questions they might have about University life. You will be provided with information on these events via email.

How many meetings should I have with the group?

The Mentoring Program recommends a minimum of two meetings. You are encouraged to invite your mentees to other social and academic event that the program will run. This will help you build a rapport with your mentees and also build their confidence in regards to meeting other students.

What if no one wants to participate in activities?

You can only encourage your mentees to participate; you cannot force them to do anything they don’t want to. Usually the mentee is a new local or international student and very nervous about starting at a new university or coming to a new country. Try and gently encourage them to participate this will help them to feel part of the learning community.

When will the events take place?

The academic and social event are pre-organised by the Mentoring Program Coordinator and will take place in Semester 1. Please check your University email regularly for the dates and times of these events.

Can we organise our own events?

Absolutely - we encourage you to organise additional outings and/or meetings with your mentees.