STUDENT SUPPORT NETWORK TRANSITION AND MENTORING PROGRAM

What is the Mentoring Program?

The Sydney Conservatorium Student Support Network Mentoring Program assists new students with the stresses involved in the transition from secondary to tertiary study. Through the program, already enrolled students help students commencing first year to:

- Meet other students
- Gain familiarity with the building
- Access useful information
- Build networks of support
- Make the most of Conservatorium life in general

All the mentors are volunteers and the program can only exist because current students willingly give their time and energy in support.

How does the Mentoring Program Work?

Every new first year student (or mentee) is assigned to a senior student (or mentor) when they commence their studies at the Conservatorium. As part of this process, each new student is also placed in a small group with other first year students who share the same mentor. Most groups have 5 or 6 new students. We try to match the degree program of the mentor and mentee. Ideally, we also try to match on the basis of Principal Study although this isn’t always possible. Mentors are not meant to deal with serious academic or personal issues but they are supportive help points and often provide the most immediate means of learning about main campus services as well as life at the Conservatorium. New students can, of course, opt out of the program but all students are very warmly encouraged to participate.

How do you I volunteer as a Mentor?

If you are interested in volunteering to act as a mentor for new students, please fill out the Application Form online.