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Business and Law Peer Mentoring

Get off to a great start with your studies with help from an experienced student mentor.

Business and Law Peer Mentoring

About our program

Our 5-week peer mentoring program runs every trimester in Weeks 1–5 and is open to all Business and Law students.

We offer a blend of campus and online mentoring so that you can take part no matter where you are located. Joining the program is an excellent way to get started.

Get a mentor

Our student mentors care, and are invested in your success. By joining the program you will:

  • meet with your mentor(s) and a small group of new students weekly
  • gain study support
  • make friends
  • set yourself up for success and be inspired!
Get a mentor

Be a mentor

Are you a current and experienced Business or Law student who wants to support new students? We offer training and resources to help you become a mentor.

By joining the program you will:

  • guide new students and be a role model
  • receive opportunities to attend exclusive events
  • gain experience and skills for future employability.

Eligible students will also gain access to a $700 grant as part of the Faculty Volunteer Peer Mentor Support Scheme.

Applications are now closed for T2 2024.

1:1 appointments

If you would like a 1:1 appointment to discuss your studies, you can make a time to chat with a student mentor team leader.

Contact us via phone on +61 3 924 68476 or via email at bl-mentor@deakin.edu.au. Appointments are available via phone, Zoom or MS Teams, or in person.

Trimester 2 drop-in sessions

Our drop-in sessions are open to all Business and Law students at any stage of your university journey – come along and you could win a cafe voucher!

It's an opportunity to connect with our student mentor team leaders (and our academics who may join us), have your questions answered or simply have a chat. Feel free to attend even if you haven’t joined our 5-week program.

Burwood Building LC Level 1, next to Little Bang Cafe

Geelong Waterfront Building D, the Waterfront Pantry Cafe

1 Tuesday 9 July 10:30–11:30am Burwood and Waterfront
2 Thursday 18 July 10:30–11:30am Burwood and Waterfront
3 Wednesday 24 July 10:30–11:30am Burwood and Waterfront
4 Tuesday 30 July 10:30–11:30am Burwood and Waterfront
4 Wednesday 31 July 10:30–11:30am Burwood and Waterfront
5 Tuesday 6 August 10:30–11:30am Burwood and Waterfront

Trimester 2 lunches

Register now for our on-campus T2 lunch series: come along to enjoy free food and socialise.

Burwood Campus Building LC, Level 5, Winter Garden

Geelong Waterfront Campus Building D, Level 2, public space next to Student Central

All Business and Law students are welcome.

Study Success sessions

Join our online 30-45 minute workshops aimed at helping you succeed in your studies and beyond.

If you are a commencing Business and Law student in T2 2024, you will automatically receive details about these sessions via our weekly email. If you are not a commencing Business or Law student in T2 but would like to join, please request the Zoom details by emailing bl-mentor@deakin.edu.au.

1 Tuesday 9 July 2pm Creating Your Timetable/STAR
1 Thursday 11 July 11am Effective Note Taking
2 Wednesday 17 July 11am WIL and Study Tours
2 Friday 19 July 11am Choose Your Major
3 Monday 22 July 4pmThe Successful Mind in Study, Work and Life: Growth Mindset
4 Friday 2 August 11am Build Your Brand
8 TBC TBC General Exam Tips
8 TBC TBC Law Exam Preparation Session

The Successful Mind in Study, Work and Life sessions

The Successful Mind in Study, Work and Life is a guide developed by Prof Michael Bernard for students to achieve success by understanding how their mind works. We will present the first element to the guide. All students who attend the session will gain access to the online guide so they may view further elements in their own time.

Students from all faculties are welcome to attend any of our study sessions but you will need to contact us at bl-mentor@deakin.edu.au if you are not a Business or Law student commencing in T2 so you can request the Zoom details.

Further opportunities

Contact us

If you have a question about our peer mentor program, please contact us.