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Students Helping Students Awards

Every year, Deakin recognises the contributions of the many trained mentors and student leaders who share their unique knowledge and skills with their peers.

Students Helping Students award winners

Mentors as well as mentees enjoy a sense of belonging and community because of the mentoring experience. Learning happens through dialogue and exchange in academic, practical, and social ways. Both formal and incidental learning happens everywhere at Deakin, across campuses and online.

The Students Helping Students (SHS) awards are a means to formally recognise mentors for their achievements and for their contribution to the University.

The SHS awards are also a learning experience in themselves and encourage reflection by mentors on the capabilities they have developed because of their mentoring. Furthermore, the awards help both students and staff develop an increased understanding of what learning is all about. After all, learning happens everywhere.

For information about the 2024 SHS awards you will need access to the Student Mentor Development site. If you do not have access to this site, please contact your SHS Program Coordinator.

What our award winners say

Because of the community of diverse mentors across Deakin, from the very start of my journey in Australia I have felt fully embraced and included within a supportive and engaging learning environment – Students Helping Students.

Olivia Wang

2018 Students Helping Students awards winner

To know our efforts are recognised, motivates me to continue working towards my goals.

Tilak Patel

Business and Law mentor

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