Welcome to the UniMentor Program
Students starting their study can get help 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 volunteer to help new students. They can answer questions, explain how things work and provide tips on how to survive and thrive.
UniMentors know how to overcome the challenges, both academic and social, of starting uni as they've been through it themselves.
A UniMentor is a friendly, positive and empowering person who's 'been there' and 'done that'. As volunteers, UniMentors have a strong commitment to helping other students settle in and feel like they belong. They have regular meetings with new student(s) throughout their first study session. They are trained by the University and able to provide advice on a wide range of student issues, from understanding an online study environment and locating important University services to where to buy the best coffee!
Although 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 students commencing their study on campus or by distance education (externally) in any award course (Bachelor Degree or Associate Degree) can apply to get a UniMentor. New students and their UniMentors can meet face-to-face, communicate online, via email, or catch up on Facebook. This is a free service for students, by students.
Benefits of getting a UniMentor include;
- a smoother transition to study
- increased skills, knowledge and insights into how the University works
- a chance to meet other students
- support and encouragement
- a feeling of belonging
The UniMentor program has won significant awards in recognition of its success in supporting student learning.
- Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2013)
- Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012)
- Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2009)