Welcome to the UniMentor Program

Students who are starting their study here can get support from a UniMentor to settle quickly and successfully in to life at the University.

UniMentors are experienced students studying the same (or a similar) course who help new students by answering their questions, explaining how things work and providing tips on how to 'survive and thrive'.

A UniMentor is a friendly, positive and empowering person who's 'been there' and 'done that'. As trained volunteers, UniMentors have a strong commitment to helping other students settle in and feel like they belong. They are able to provide advice on a wide range of student issues, from understanding an on-line study environment and locating important University services to where to buy the best coffee! 

Although they not an academic tutor, UniMentors can share their study tips to help new students settle in to an academic routine with knowledge and confidence.

All undergraduate (Bachelor Degree or Associate Degree) students commencing their study on-campus or on-line can apply to get a UniMentor. New students and their UniMentors can meet face-to-face, communicate on-line, via email, or catch up on Facebook.

This is a free service for students, by students.

Just Do It

To request a UniMentor or to become a UniMentor, please go to My Enrolment and select the UniMentor tab.

For further information please contact a UniMentor Coordinator.
 

This video shows what is involved in being a mentor in the UniMentor program.

Video Transcript

Josh Enoch - UniMentor Program

I joined the program originally as a mentee. It had been a long time since I’d been to school of any form. I was nervous about getting started with university. The program has helped me also with my time management and that’s helped me stay on top of my studies each week, and it’s also meant that I’ve been able to be better prepared when assignments and exams have come around.

Volunteering with the program was easy. You’re able to set your own times. When you’re meeting with people you’re able to communicate via email, via text message, sometimes over Facebook. We’re at uni to get an education, but we’re also here to be part of an experience. It’s also meant that I’ve made a few friendships actually. So, while we’re not in the same classes necessarily or even the same year group, I see them around campus and it’s nice to give someone a smile that you’ve helped out. And, it’s nice to have that back.

I’d recommend joining the UniMentor program. It’s more than just feeling like you’re part of something. It’s more than just helping new students come through the program. But, it’s about the experience that you get for helping others that will prepare you for once you have graduated and you’re able to go on to your future career.

There’s a certificate that you get that helps. That looks good in your resume. There’s lots of support from the UniMentor program itself in terms of how to run a meeting, in terms of how to be organised., to be ready for your meetings – and that all helps with things like job interviews and future career moves that you might go on to down the track.