Students Helping Students Hub

University can be challenging, and no one understands students better than students. Experienced Deakin students are trained to help, whether you want academic, practical or social support.

About us

During your first few weeks at Deakin, you may have met some students mentors - perhaps you asked a Connect Leader for directions, saw the DUSA Red Shirts at a BBQ or went on a tour with a Library Rover. But there are many more than that!

Find out about all of Deakin's mentoring programs in the Students Helping Students Hub.  There is information about finding a mentor program and about becoming a mentor yourself.  You can also access resources and support when starting a new mentoring program.  The Students Helping Students Hub is for everyone!

Contact us

Students
Are you a student and you can't find the information you need? Please do not hesitate to pop by a located Hub and have a chat with one of our friendly team members. You can also call us or ask us a question online and we will address it as soon as we can.

Staff
You are more than welcome to contact us in person, over the phone or online.

CONTACT US ONLINE

Students Helping Students Hub Locations
Burwood Campus 

Room C1.11
Phone: 9244 5158

Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong 
Room jb2.302
Phone: 5227 2709

Find a mentor

Faculty

UniStart

Arts & Education

Are you a new Arts & Education student? Get assistance adapting to university life!

The mentoring program is available in T1 & T2 during weeks 1-7 at Burwood and Waurn Ponds campuses and on cloud (online) for off-campus students.

For more information, please visit the Arts and Education mentoring website.

Business & Law

Are you a new Business & Law student? Get help with social and academic transition!

The mentoring program is available all trimesters at Burwood and in T1 and T2 at Waterfront.

Please visit the Business and Law Mentoring website.

Business & Law Drop-in

Any Business & Law student can get academic, social or practical assistance.

The program is available all trimesters at Burwood and online and in T1 and T2 at Waterfront.

To see the times available, please visit the Business and Law Drop-in website.

Health

Are you a new Health student? Get assistance adapting to university life and make friends in your course!

Available in T1 & T2 from Orientation Week through Week 3 and then again in Week 7 on all campuses.

Register for a mentor at the Health Mentoring website.

Science, Engineering & Built Environment (SEBE)

This program helps new SEBE students to adapt to university life.

It is available in the first five weeks of all trimesters at Burwood, Waurn Ponds & Waterfront campuses.

For more information, please visit the Peer Support Network website.

Success Coaches

All commencing Cloud Campus students will be contacted by a Success Coach in o’week (week starting 4th July).

Success Coaches are current Deakin Students who have experience in a Deakin Students Helping Students program and have undertaken training as a Success Coach. Success Coaches engage and connect regularly online with students from their own faculty. They foster confidence for online learning, help the new Cloud Campus students to better understand how they can succeed at Deakin, and link students to relevant support services across the University.

For more information, please email success-coaches@deakin.edu.au.

Study, writing and library

Writing Mentors

Any Deakin student can get help with university writing assignments.

Available all trimesters during teaching periods on all campuses and on cloud (online).

To find a Writing Mentor, please visit the Writing Mentors website.

Maths Mentors

Are you looking for help to understand maths concepts and the application of maths processes?

Maths Mentors are available at the Melbourne Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses and online during trimester.

To find a Maths Mentor, please visit the Maths Mentors website.

Student Rovers (Library)

Any student can get help using Deakin Libraries.

Student Rovers work in T1 & T2 from orientation week through Week 6 on all campuses.

Find a Rover in the Library; look for the bright red I'm here to help t-shirt.

For more information, please visit the Student Rovers website.

Unit-specific

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Join a group study session led by a student who has completed the unit successfully.

PASS is available in many units in T1 & T2 on all campuses and on cloud (online).

To see if PASS is offered in any of your units, go to the Peer Assisted Study Sessions website.

Social clubs and societies 

DUSA

Please go to the DUSA webpage to find out about all the clubs, events and volunteer programs you can join as well as all the types of help provided by DUSA.

Faculty and other

To find out about other clubs and societies at Deakin, please go to the clubs and societies website.


Become a mentor

Faculty

UniStart

Arts & Education

Experienced, enthusiastic Arts & Education students can apply.

Arts & Education Mentors are volunteers.

For more information, please visit the Arts and Education mentoring website.

Business and Law

For experienced Business and Law students who are enthusiastic, approachable, motivated and reliable.

Business and Law Mentors are volunteers.

Recruitment starts in September.

For more information, please visit the Business and Law mentoring website.

Health

Experienced, enthusiastic Health students can apply.

Health Mentors are volunteers.

Register to become a Health Mentor and give back to your peers at health peer mentoring.

Science, Engineering and Built Environment

To be eligible to apply, you must have completed a minimum of one year of study at Deakin University or an equivalent cloud (online) enrolment.

Peer Support Network Leader are volunteers.

For more information please visit the Peer Support Network website.

Unit-specific

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Students who have excelled in the units in which PASS will be offered can apply to be a PASS Leader.

PASS Leader positions are paid.

Recruitment starts at the ends of T1 and T2.

For more information, please visit the Peer Assisted Study Sessions website.

Social clubs and societies

DUSA Red Shirts

Any student studying at Deakin University can sign up as a Red Shirt.

Red Shirts are volunteers.

For further information about the program including the commitments and benefits of being a Red Shirt and how to apply, visit DUSA Red Shirts..

International students

Study Abroad & Exchange Buddies

Students who know their way around Deakin University and love meeting new people and making new friends from different parts of the world are encouraged to apply.

Buddies are volunteers for a single trimester.

Recruitment starts approximately two months before the start date of each trimester. Students can apply by sending an email to DI Deakin International Buddy program (deakin-buddy-program@deakin.edu.au).

For more information please visit the Study Abroad & Exchange Buddies website .

Study Abroad & Exchange Peer Advisors

Students who have been on a Deakin Abroad overseas program and love meeting new people and making new friends from different parts of the world are encouraged to apply.

Study Abroad & Exchange Peer Advisors are volunteers for two trimesters.

Recruitment starts approximately two months before the start date of each trimester. Students can apply by sending an email to DI Education Abroad (education-abroad@deakin.edu.au).

-For more information, please visit the Study Abroad & Exchange Peer Advisors website.

DUELI Leadership and Internship Program

Students who have completed DUELI studies and are currently studying an award or Study Abroad program at Deakin are eligible to apply to be a DUELI Student Leader.

Student Leaders are paid.

For more information go to the DUELI Leadership Program page.

Study, writing and library

Writing Mentors

Have you completed eight units of undergraduate study at Deakin and achieved a WAM greater than 65%? You may be eligible to apply.

Writing Mentor positions are paid.

For more information please visit the Writing mentors website.

Student Rovers (Library)

Students who have studied at Deakin for at least 12 months are eligible to apply.

Rover positions are paid.

Recruitment starts in late July each year, with jobs advertised through JobShop and a variety of electronic channels.

For more information, please visit the Student Rovers website.

Prospective and new Deakin students

Connect

Students who have good communication and leadership skills and excellent campus and local knowledge are encouraged to apply.

Connect Leaders are volunteers.

Recruitment starts in October for the following year.

For more information, please visit the Connect website.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are current Deakin students whose principal role is to support various Student Recruitment events and activities.

Student Ambassadors are volunteers.

For more information on the program and how you can become a Student Ambassador, please visit the Student Ambassadors website.


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