Important message - applications to request a UniMentor for Session 1, 2013 are closed. Students commencing studies in Session 2, 2013 may request a UniMentor once they have accepted their offer of admission.
The UniMentor program connects new students with a second or third year mentor studying the same course. UniMentors are in touch with the academic and social challenges of university life, as they've been through it themselves.
Regular meetings with a UniMentor can help new students make friends and gain positive, empowering advice and support from someone who has "been there" and "done that". UniMentors can advise on a wide range of student issues, from the best way to navigate an online study environment to where to buy the best organic coffee! Although not an academic tutor, UniMentors can share their study tips, and help new students settle in to an academic routine with knowledge and confidence.
New students and their mentors meet face-to-face, communicate online via email, or catch up on Facebook and other social media sites. SCU has a strong sense of community, and students who volunteer as UniMentors have a keen desire to help other students settle in and belong.
The UniMentor program is available to all new undergraduate students, studying on campus or via distance education in any award course (ie, Bachelor degree or Associate degree).
Benefits of getting a UniMentor include
- a smoother transition to study
- increased skills, knowledge and insights about how things work at SCU
- networking opportunities with other students
- a supportive learning environment
- a feeling of belonging to the SCU community
"I felt I could ask my mentor any question. She was wonderful, positive and very helpful.. made me feel relaxed…she helped me restore my confidence." (First year student, 2011)
For further information please contact a UniMentor Coordinator
Updated: 10 April 2013