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.


Are you new to Deakin? Not sure who to ask, where to go, what to do? The PSN is an excellent and supportive step into university life.

Being part of the PSN will help you to:

  • help you become accustomed to university life
  • meet new people and make friends
  • understand expectations and requirements as a university student
  • learn about support services available to you as a student
  • hear and learn from current Deakin students and their experiences

What happens next?

To become a member of the PSN, you will need to put in an expression of interest.

You will be paired with a PSN Leader, who is a current Deakin student, as well as be included in a small group of other new students such as yourself.

Weekly meetings will be arranged where your PSN Leader will provide guidance, advice and insight, both academic and sociai in order to help ease your transition to becoming an independent learner. Leaders will also be able to direct you to the right resources and support.

The Program is strongly aligned with your school and is guided by academic contributions.

This is a free program and is designed to support you in the first few weeks of your university life.

You should expect bonds and friendships to develop through shared experiences from fellow new students such as yourself, as well as the experiences from PSN Leaders.

PSN Leaders are not tutors, however they will be able to provide you with the information on how to succeed as a student.

Apply to become a Member

To express your interest in taking part in the program, please contact the PSN Coordinator.


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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