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Become a peer mentor

Science

The Faculty of Science offers a student mentoring program that runs through Semester 1 and Semester 2. Two mentors are teamed up with a group of six to ten first-year students. 

What’s involved 

As a mentor, you are required to: 

  • complete an online training module between December and January
  • attend a face-to-face training session on Tuesday, the week before the Transition Workshop
  • actively participate at the Science Student Transition Workshop on Wednesday of Welcome week
  • take part in interfaculty mentoring events such as the Interfaculty Tug-of-War and Mentoring Skills Development workshop
  • actively engage and communicate with your group of mentees regularly throughout semesters
  • take on additional leadership roles and assist with outreach events, when the opportunity arises.

For more information contact the Student Support Officer at science.studentexperience@sydney.edu.au  

Additional benefits of being a mentor 

As part of the mentor program, you will build upon your training and leadership qualities. We will keep you informed of upcoming social events and industry opportunities you can get involved in.

Eligibility 

You can register to be a mentor if you are in at least your second year in an undergraduate (or combined) degree in the Faculty of Science. Honours students can also apply to be a mentor.

How to register 

Complete this form to become a Science peer mentor in 2019.

Training 

You will be given an online training module to complete during the months of December-January. You also need to attend a face-to-face training session where you participate in workshops that provide you with the necessary information and tools you need to be a successful and engaged mentor. The training session runs for approximately four hours.

If you are unable to attend the training session, you need to contact the Student Support Officer at science.studentexperience@sydney.edu.au. If you can’t attend the session you may not be able to participate in the program as a mentor. This decision will be made by the Student Support Officer.    

For information about mentoring, email science.studentexperience@sydney.edu.au

What happens next

First-year students elect a discipline group when they register for the mentoring program. You will also elect a discipline area before the training session. You will be allocated a group of first-year students based on preferred discipline areas.   

Science Student Transition Workshop

You will attend the Science Student Transition Workshop, a one-day welcome day for commencing undergraduate students held on the Wednesday of Welcome Week. Here you will meet your group for the first time, show them around campus and arrange to meet-up again during weeks 1-6 of Semester.

Throughout the semester you will attend interfaculty events and skills development sessions. You are also expected to correspond on a regular basis with your group and and are encouraged to organise additional social events or meetings to help them settle into the University. 

Last updated: 09 April 2019

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