Peer Mentoring Program

student mentoring

Why do I need a mentor?

Student Mentor Programs support new and continuing students with their social and academic transition during their first year at university. It provides a supportive environment where a pair of mentors can share their experiences with up to eight new students on a weekly basis.

Find a Mentor - Burwood

For new first year students or those who want a little extra assistance - register for a mentor

Program set to run weeks 1-7, Trimester 1, 2015

Is the prospect of starting university a little bit daunting? Or possibly you didn't do as well as you would have liked last trimester? Would you like the support of an experienced second, third or fourth year student to help you through?

The peer mentoring program is offered to students enrolled in courses in the Faculty of Arts and Education at the Burwood Campus.

This program aims to provide support for international and domestic students in their transition into university life.

Each peer mentor group comprises: two peer mentors (second, third and fourth year students typically) and up to eight mentees (usually first year students).

Being part of the peer mentor program will help you to:

  • Meet new people and establish connections
  • Be aware of all the support services available to you as a student at Deakin
  • Understand the expectations and requirements of life as a university student

Throughout the six week program you will be invited to attend social events where you will again have the opportunity to meet other students within your faculty and your course. Your peer mentor will also attend these events.
How often will I meet my peer mentor/s?

Your allocated mentors will meet with you once a week for the first six weeks of trimester at a time mutually agreed to. Generally contact is made via Deakin email or text messages as well as in person. It will be important for you to keep in contact with your peer mentor and respond to email or text messages during the program. Your first meeting with your peer mentor will take place during week one of the Trimester.

How to register your interest in becoming a mentee

Apply

Find a Mentor - Geelong

For new first year students or those who would like a little extra assistance - register for a mentor

Program set to run weeks 1-7, Trimester 1, 2015


Is the prospect of starting university a little bit daunting? Or possibly you didn't do as well as you would have liked last trimester? Would you like the support of an experienced second, third or fourth year student to help you through?
 
The peer mentoring program is offered to students enrolled in courses in the Faculty of Arts and Education at the Waurn Ponds Campus.

This program aims to provide support for international and domestic students in their transition into university life.

Each peer mentor group comprises: two peer mentors (second or third year students typically) and up to eight mentees (usually first year students).

Being part of the peer mentor program will help you to:

  • Meet new people and establish connections
  • Be aware of all the support services available to you as a student at Deakin
  • Understand the expectations and requirements of life as a university student

Throughout the six week program you will be invited to attend social events where you will again have the opportunity to meet other students within your faculty and your course. Your peer mentor will also attend these events.
How often will I meet my peer mentor/s?

Your allocated mentors will meet with you once a week for the first six weeks of trimester at a time mutually agreed to. Generally contact is made via Deakin email or text messages as well as in person. It will be important for you to keep in contact with your peer mentor and respond to email or text messages during the program. Your first meeting with your peer mentor will take place during week one of the Trimester.
How to register your interest in becoming a mentee

Register your interest via the Online application form.

Apply

Find a Mentor - Off Campus

Program set to run weeks 1-7, Trimester 1, 2015

Is the prospect of starting university a little bit daunting? Or possibly you didn't do as well as you would have liked last trimester? Would you like the support of an experienced second, third or fourth year student to help you through? 

The peer mentoring program is offered to students enrolled in courses in the Faculty of Arts and Education in Cloud (Off-campus) mode.

This program aims to provide support for new students in their transition into university life.

Each peer mentor group comprises: one mentor (second, third and fourth year students typically) and up to eight mentees (usually students new to Deakin or Cloud learning).

Being part of the peer mentor program will help you to:

  • Connect with new people who are negotiating study in the Cloud like you
  • Be aware of all the support services available to you as a student at Deakin
  • Understand the expectations and requirements of life as a university student

How will I have contact with my peer mentor?

Generally contact is made via Deakin email or text messages and phone calls as determined between you and your mentor. You will also have a private discussion group on the program Cloud page with all of the students matched with your mentor. It will be important for you to keep in contact with your peer mentor and respond to email or text messages during the program.
How to register your interest in becoming a mentee

Register your interest via the Online application form.

Apply

Student Mentors

Why should I become a mentor?

Mentoring a new student is a good way to gain valuable experience and improve communication, time management, organization, team work and leadership skills. Sharing your knowledge will give you a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

Become a mentor - Burwood

Become a peer mentor

Apply to become a Burwood Mentor in 2015.

Please submit an expression of interest via the online application form.

A new group of nervous and excited students will commence studies in Trimester 1 at Deakin University in 2015 and the Faculty of Arts and Education would like to invite you to become a peer mentor, as part of our support program for both new students and those continuing who would like a bit of assistance.

By becoming a peer mentor you have the opportunity to assist first year students through their transition into life at university.
What is peer mentoring?

Peer mentoring programs are offered to students enrolled in courses in the Faculty of Arts and Education. These programs aim to provide support for international and domestic students in their transition into university life. As a Peer Mentor you will:

  • Translate university language, programs and requirements for new students
  • Provide a positive role model to new students
  • Act as an information conduit between staff and students
  • Help new students have a sense of belonging at university
  • Refer students to appropriate services for support

What is required of a peer mentor?

In your role as Peer Mentor you are expected to meet the following obligations:

Meetings
Schedule and attend weekly meetings (on time) with your mentees once a week for the first six weeks of trimester for approximately an hour.

Mentor Online Journal
All peer mentors must complete their Peer Mentor Online Journal after each week's meeting with your mentees. The journal provides an overview of what you have covered with your group as well as issues and challenges facing first year students.

Events
Attend all scheduled peer mentor events (one day during week one of the trimester and up to two additional events during the first six weeks of trimester). Dates of these events will be provided to you during recruitment.
peer mentoring team

In addition Peer Mentors must:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Be committed to the peer mentoring program
  • Act in a professional and appropriate manner which sets a positive example to all students
  • Notify the peer mentoring coordinator of any issues during the program

What are the benefits of being a Mentor to new students?

  • The chance to meet new people and establish friendships
  • Share (and build on) your knowledge of university life
  • Utilise and enhance your personal and academic skills
  • Enhance your personal and professional development
  • Add skills to your CV this may assist with your future employability
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping new students begin to cope with their new lifestyles.

At the completion of the program you will receive a certificate of participation and credit on your Deakin card in recognition of your support of the program (in the past the value was $100). Please note that students must have successfully completed their role as Mentor to be eligible for the formal recognition mentioned above.

Peer mentor training

We provide training for peer mentors prior to trimester commencement. Training comprises of one full day in the inter-trimester break. At the completion of this you will have developed and enhanced the following skills: communication, leadership, team building and problem solving. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive learning experiences with key university staff and network with your fellow mentors.

How do I become involved?

Apply now to become a Mentor in 2015. Please submit an expression of interest via the online application form.

Become a mentor - Geelong

Become a peer mentor

Apply to become a Geelong Mentor in 2015.

Please submit an expression of interest via the online application form.

A new group of nervous and excited students will commence studies in Trimester 1 at Deakin University in 2015 and the Faculty of Arts and Education would like to invite you to become a peer mentor, as part of our support program for both new students and those continuing who would like a bit of assistance.

By becoming a peer mentor you have the opportunity to assist first year students through their transition into life at university.
What is peer mentoring?

Peer mentoring programs are offered to students enrolled in courses in the Faculty of Arts and Education. These programs aim to provide support for international and domestic students in their transition into university life. As a Peer Mentor you will:

  • Translate university language, programs and requirements for new students
  • Provide a positive role model to new students
  • Act as an information conduit between staff and students
  • Help new students have a sense of belonging at university
  • Refer students to appropriate services for support.

What is required of a peer mentor?

In your role as Peer Mentor you are expected to meet the following obligations:

Meetings
Schedule and attend weekly meetings (on time) with your mentees once a week for the first six weeks of trimester for approximately an hour.

Mentor Online Journal
All peer mentors must complete their Peer Mentor Online Journal after each week's meeting with your mentees. The journal provides an overview of what you have covered with your group as well as issues and challenges facing first year students.

Events
Attend all scheduled peer mentor events (one day during week one of the trimester and up to two additional events during the first six weeks of trimester). Dates of these events will be provided to you during recruitment.
peer mentoring team

In addition Peer Mentors must:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Be committed to the peer mentoring program
  • Act in a professional and appropriate manner which sets a positive example to all students
  • Notify the peer mentoring coordinator of any issues during the program.

What are the benefits of being a Mentor to new students?

  • The chance to meet new people and establish friendships
  • Share (and build on) your knowledge of university life
  • Utilise and enhance your personal and academic skills
  • Enhance your personal and professional development
  • Add skills to your CV this may assist with your future employability
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping new students begin to cope with their new lifestyles

At the completion of the program you will receive a certificate of participation and credit on your Deakin card in recognition of your support of the program (in the past the value was $100). Please note that students must have successfully completed their role as Mentor to be eligible for the formal recognition mentioned above.

Peer mentor training

We provide training for peer mentors prior to trimester commencement. Training comprises of one full day in the inter-trimester break. At the completion of this you will have developed and enhanced the following skills: communication, leadership, team building and problem solving. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive learning experiences with key university staff and network with your fellow mentors.

How do I become involved?

Apply now to become a Geelong Mentor in Trimester 1, 2015. Please submit an expression of interest via the online application form.

Become a mentor - Off Campus

Become a peer mentor

Program set to run weeks 1-7, Trimester 1, 2015

Apply to become an Off-Campus Mentor in 2015. Please submit an expression of interest via the online application form.

A new group of nervous and excited students will commence studies in Trimester 1 at Deakin University in 2015 and the Faculty of Arts and Education would like to invite you to become a peer mentor, as part of our support program for both new students and those continuing who would like a bit of assistance.

By becoming a peer mentor you have the opportunity to assist first year students through their transition into life at university.
What is peer mentoring?

Peer mentoring programs are offered to students enrolled in courses in the Faculty of Arts and Education. These programs aim to provide support for international and domestic students in their transition into university life. As a Peer Mentor you will:

  • Translate university language, programs and requirements for new students
  • Provide a positive role model to new students
  • Act as an information conduit between staff and students
  • Help new students have a sense of belonging at university
  • Refer students to appropriate services for support

What is required of a peer mentor?

In your role as Peer Mentor you are expected to meet the following obligations:

Contact
Maintain weekly contact via the program Cloud page, email, text or over the phone for the first six weeks of trimester.

Mentor Online Journal
All peer mentors must complete their Peer Mentor Online Journal after each week of contact with mentees. The journal provides an overview of what you have covered with your group as well as issues and challenges facing first year students.

Peer Mentors must:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Be committed to the peer mentoring program
  • Act in a professional and appropriate manner which sets a positive example to all students
  • Notify the peer mentoring coordinator of any issues during the program

What are the benefits of being a Mentor to new students?

  • The chance to "meet" new people and establish friendships
  • Share (and build on) your knowledge of university life
  • Utilise and enhance your personal and academic skills
  • Enhance your personal and professional development
  • Add skills to your CV this may assist with your future employability
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping new students begin to cope with their new lifestyles.

Peer mentor training

We provide online training for peer mentors prior to trimester commencement.

At the completion of the program you will receive a certificate of participation and a gift card in recognition of your support of the program (in the past the value was $100). Please note that students must have successfully completed their role as Mentor to be eligible for the formal recognition mentioned above.
How do I become involved?

Apply now to become a Mentor in 2015. Please submit an expression of interest via the online application form.

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