Request a UniMentor

SCU UniMentor Program

Students with a UniMentor usually settle into University life more quickly and feel better equipped to stay enrolled and to keep studying.

To request a UniMentor, go to:

Note: Applications to get a UniMentor close at the end of Week 5 of each study session. Requests to get a UniMentor cannot be accepted after this time.

Q: When Will I Meet My UniMentor?
A: Your UniMentor will meet with you (in-person or on-line) a minimum of three times during your first study session. They will make contact (usually by email) as soon as they are assigned to you. Your UniMentor is given your Southern Cross University email address and mobile phone number (if provided). Together, you will work out a suitable time to meet.
Q: How Do I Contact My UniMentor?
A: Your UniMentor will initiate contact with you, usually by your Southern Cross University email address. It is recommended that you use your Southern Cross University email account to communicate.
At the first meeting your UniMentor will,
  • arrange how to keep in contact,
  • discuss how much time they have to help you, and
  • schedule a date and time for your next meeting.

UniMentors volunteer their time. Please respect this generosity by replying to their communications in a timely way. If you decide you no longer need a UniMentor, please let them know so they may be re-assigned to help someone else.

Q: For How Long Does My UniMentor Help Me?
A: Your UniMentor will keep in contact during your first study session. At the end of that study session the mentoring relationship is complete. However, you may find you've developed a friendship and keep in contact for much longer, if this is what both of you want.
Q: Is My UniMentor A Tutor?
A: Your UniMentor is not a tutor and is not expected to give you specific academic help. However, they may share their study tips to help you settle in to an academic routine and can direct you to University services to help with particular concerns you might have with a unit of study or item of assessment.
Q: What If Things Aren't Working Out Between Me And My UniMentor?
A: We do our best to match people. If, for whatever reason, the relationship is not working out please don't hesitate to contact your UniMentor Coordinator. We'll match you with another UniMentor as soon as possible.
"It makes you feel like you are not alone and always have someone to talk to." (2016 Mentee)