Student Support Network Transition and Mentoring Program
What is the Mentoring Program?
The Sydney Conservatorium Association 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 undergraduate becomes part of a group supported by a CSA member. This group first meets on Orientation day and joins together several times during 1st semester. 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.