The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Welcome and Mentoring Program runs from Welcome week until Week 8 of semester (the International Welcome and Mentoring Program runs for the whole semester).
As a senior Student Mentor, you’ll be matched with a small group of first-year students based on your field of study. You'll share your expertise on succeeding during Welcome Week and the first half of semester.
Joining the Welcome and Mentoring Program gives you the opportunity to:
Once you've completed your mentoring, you'll also receive a certificate signed by the Dean to add to your CV.
Becoming a Student Mentor requires you to commit to 15 hours of work, plus training (Welcome Day will make up 7-8 hours of the 15 mentoring hours required).
You will need to:
The Mentoring Coordinator and Student Affairs and Engagement Team are always available to support you throughout your mentoring experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can volunteer to be part of the Mentor Leadership Team and further build your essential leadership skills. Your help and input will be recognised through a certificate acknowledging your contribution, presented at the end of the program.
As a member of the Mentor Leadership Team, you will be involved in activities such as:
Information about the Mentor Leadership Team and the opportunity to sign up will be provided at the first mentor training session.
You are eligible to apply if you have completed at least one semester of a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences degree.
You need to be available to complete the training sessions and attend the Welcome and Mentoring Welcome Day. If you can’t attend the first training session due to illness or another serious factor beyond your control, you may be able to attend a catch-up session at a later date or participate in the program in a supporting role.
You can find out more about the program and register to be a mentor in Canvas.
You need to complete two face-to-face training sessions and some online training before you can become a student mentor.
If you can’t attend the first training session due to illness or another serious factor beyond your control, you may be able to attend a catch-up training session at a later date or participate in the program in a supporting role. Contact us at email@example.com to discuss your options.
In this training session you will find out about the program activities and key dates. Past student mentors will share their experiences and offer useful advice. Training 1 will take place on Thursday 26 June 2019, and at the training you will:
This training takes place on the Wednesday 24 July 2019 and involves planning our Welcome Day activities. During the training we will:
You'll need to complete some online training activities as part of the program. Information will be provided during your first training session.
To find out more about the student mentor experience, including testimonials, videos and more information, visit our Welcome and Mentoring Program page. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org