Peer Support Network Program

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is offering the Peer Support Network (PSN), a Mentoring and Leadership Program, to students in all of its schools in 2015.


Peer Support Network Leaders are current students who have completed a minimum of one year of study at Deakin University (or an equivalent Cloud enrolment).

A PSN Leader's principal responsibilities will be to:

  • provide a positive role model
  • help translate university 'speak', programs and requirements for new students
  • refer students to appropriate support and services
  • help new students gain a sense of belonging
  • act as a information conduit between staff and new students

What's in it for me?

As a PSN Leader, you will have the opportunity to:

  • share (and develop further) your knowledge of university life
  • develop (and enhance) interpersonal, leadership, organisational, team work, time management and communication skills
  • enjoy the satisfaction of assisting new students to cope with their new environment
  • add skills to your CV which may assist you with future employability
  • become a more 'rounded' graduate

All PSN Leaders will undergo a training program which will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake this important leadership role.

At the completion of the program, you will be presented with a certificate of participation and a letter of commendation from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) at a recognition event.

Most importantly, you will gain the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference to the university experience of a group of new students!

Apply to become a Leader

To express your interest in becoming a PSN Leader and help mentor new students, please complete an online registration form.


For more information or any queries regarding the program, please contact:

Kasia Quail
Peer Support Network Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 522 71407

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