Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Peer Support Network Program (PSN)

The PSN provides social and academic support to students in the Faculty.

Join the program

The PSN provides new students with a supportive environment for your transition into university and senior students the chance to share tips and information whilst developing professional skills and experience.

Register to become a:

Mentee
Mentor

Drop-in Desk

The PSN Drop-in Desk is available to all SEBE students and can provide advice, referrals and answer questions.

Come see us Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am - 1pm at Student Central:

  • Burwood:
    Level 1, Building N
  • Waterfront:
    Level 2, Building D
  • Waurn Ponds:
    Level 2, Building JB

Events

Join our free events. All Deakin students are welcome.

View the PSN Calendar

Student experiences

Hear from our Mentors about their PSN experiences.

View our student stories

The Mentee Program

Why should I become a PSN Mentee?

  • Your supportive student mentor will be able to answer any questions you have
  • They will share their experiences in overcoming the challenges of studying at university
  • Get to know Deakin better, and the great services and opportunities available
  • Develop a professional and social network
  • Create a strong network of peers.

Program details

The program is free for students new to Deakin University (including students transferring from other education providers or other Deakin faculties) and in their first trimester.

You will meet for 45 minutes each week with your mentors and a small group of mentees for the first 5 weeks of the trimester.

Each week your mentors will discuss topics including life at university, academic support, how to get involved on campus and make the most of your time at university.

The weekly meetings provide an opportunity for you to maximise your opportunity for academic success while establishing social and professional networks.

Get involved and get ahead!

The Mentor Program

Why should I become a PSN Mentor?

  • Develop and demonstrate employability skills (communication, leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills)
  • Receive exclusive access to professional development training
  • Develop a professional and social network
  • Maintain a sense of achievement about helping others.

Program details

Students who have completed at least two trimesters and have a WAM of 70 or more can become a PSN Mentor.

You will be provided with initial training and ongoing professional development opportunities to ensure you are confident in your Mentor role

You will meet for 45 minutes each week with your mentees and partner mentor for the first 5 weeks of the trimester.

Each week you and your partner mentor will discuss topics with your mentees including life at university, academic support, how to get involved on campus and make the most of your time at university.

The weekly meetings provide an opportunity for you to support students new to Deakin, whilst developing your professional skills and knowledge and establishing social and professional networks.

Develop your skills. Enhance your employability.

Contact

For more information or any queries regarding the program, please email sebe-psn@deakin.edu.au

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