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Become a peer mentor

The peer mentor program is a five-week program that runs from week one to week five in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3, and Semester 1.

A peer mentor is an experienced student within the Faculty of Health who helps new students navigate Deakin resources and the transition into university life. Why not become a role model to new students, while gaining communication skills and relevant experience for future employability?

Your experience as a peer mentor will provide you with many new skills that will set you apart.

As a peer mentor, you will:

  • Gain real-world experience planning and facilitating mentoring sessions.
  • Become a role model to new students and make a positive impact on their experience.
  • Expand your network of contacts and friends within the University.
  • Develop your interpersonal and active listening skills.
  • Get access to exclusive Student Helping Students (SHS) events and employment opportunities.
  • Add skills and references to your CV for future employability.

Upon completion of the program, all peer mentors will receive a letter of commendation and a small gift.

Becoming a peer mentor has been the most fulfilling experience of my student life! If you want to help people get through uni and get to build your resume at the same time, this program is the place for you!

Past peer mentor

In your role as a peer mentor, you are expected to meet the following obligations:

Meetings - Schedule and attend weekly meetings for the first five weeks of semester/trimester.

Communication - Send a weekly summary email to their allocated group of mentees to brief them on the topics covered during the meeting.

Mentor diary - Submit a weekly online reflective diary which provides an overview of what you have covered with your group as well as issues and challenges facing first-year students.

Events - Attend a training session scheduled prior to the start of trimester or semester.

Role model - Be a positive role model to new students by:

  • maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • being committed to the peer mentoring program
  • acting in a professional and appropriate manner that sets a positive example to all students
  • notifying the peer support coordinator of any issues during the program.

Applications to be a mentor in T2 2024 are now open.


If you have any questions about becoming a peer mentor, please email health-mentor@deakin.edu.au.

Mentor Program Support Officers are experienced mentors who are employed on a casual basis (paid $$$) to assist with the delivery of the mentor program, support mentors, provide critical input in future development of the program and participate in promotion and social events. Mentors applying for these roles will need to be available to support events during Orientation week and work approximately 3 hours per week for the duration of the mentor program.

View the position description (PDF, 152.6KB).

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact health-mentor@deakin.edu.au.

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