What does the Peer Mentor Program Involve
By joining this program as a new student you will be allocated to a small group of new students studying the same course as you. Your group will be led by an experienced student from the same course as you – they’ve been through what you are going through and will use their knowledge and personal experience to support you. They will do this by scheduling a regular catch up with you each week for the first five weeks of your studies at a time that is mutually convenient. Their role is to help you understand the expectations, language and systems you are going to need to use as a new student in our faculty. In addition to gaining the support of an experienced student, by joining up to the program you will have the opportunity to meet new people and establish friendships and find out about all the support services available to you as a student at Deakin.
Registrations open Friday the 17th November 2017 and close March 9th 2018
"I was really nervous about returning to university as a mature aged student and also starting mid-year, I was especially worried that I wouldn't make any friends as people would have had established friendship groups from the start of the year. I'm really glad that I signed up for the peer mentor program as I met people I had a lot in common with and made good friends through it.” Peer Mentee 2016