Peer Mentor Program
We recognise that starting university can be overwhelming.
The Faculty of Health Peer Mentor Program matches new students with a Peer Mentor to help navigate Deakin University resources during the first five weeks of study. A Peer Mentor is an experienced student within the Faculty of Health in the same or similar to course to you that will support your transition into life as a Deakin student.
Would you like the support and advice from an experienced student?
Your Peer Mentor will get in touch with you via your Deakin email to schedule a weekly catch up with you and other students in the same course as you.
Over the first five weeks of Trimester peer mentees receive support with:
- Getting organised with your unit timetables, textbooks, assignments and exams
- Navigating Deakin on campus and online
- Understanding Deakin’s support services
- Networking and making friends
- And more!
Applications for 2022 Trimester 3 will be opening soon. If you have any questions about becoming a mentee, please email email@example.com
Do you remember feeling overwhelmed during your first few weeks of study?
This is your chance to make an impact on new students in the Faculty of Health. Peer Mentors provide critical support for students in their transition to University.
- Are role models for new students
- Receive opportunities to events and gain employment
- Gain experience and skills for future employability
- And more!
Apply now for Semester and Trimester 1 2023 or learn more via the link below.
Deakin's peer mentoring program is excellent! I recommend that all first years should sign up to this free program as it is a great way to not only learn, but form new friendships with students in your course!
– Past Peer Mentee
Mentor Drop-In Sessions
Can’t make it to a meeting or haven’t signed up for a mentor? Mentor Drop-In Sessions are open to all Faculty of Health students.
Trimester 2 drop-in sessions are available Mondays 5pm, Tuesdays 11am and Wednesday 7pm during weeks 1-5, 7 and 9. You do not need to register, just join in the Zoom.
Week 1 - Getting Started at Deakin
Week 2 - Cloud Essentials and Connecting Online at Deakin, Study Skills
Week 3 - Assignments and referencing
Week 4 - Deakin Services and managing your study-work-life balance
Week 5 - Making the most of assignment feedback
Week 7 - Study habits and revision techniques
Week 9 - Preparing for exams