UNSW - Science

Peer Mentoring Program

 

We want you as a Mentor!

 

Are you a Second year or above Undergraduate Science Student? Do you remember your first year at uni? Showing up to your first lab class without a lab coat because you did not know where to buy one from? Not knowing that lectures start 5 mins after the hour and end 5 mins before the hour so you can make your next class? Is there anything looking back at your first year you wished you knew or could ask when you started uni?

Sometimes all we need is familiar face or point of contact to help us along whilst we transition from high school to university studies. By becoming a Peer Mentor you can assist our first year science students during this phase and help make the university experience of our students much more enjoyable.


There are many benefits to becoming a peer mentor:

  • You become a positive role model and have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping members of the university community;
  • You will acquire life long skills that will be transferable to your future and the workplace. These include problem solving, time management, social and communication skills;
  • Offers you an opportunity to do something new and different;
  • Volunteering is regarded very highly by many businesses, and as such enhances your CV;
  • You will receive a Faculty of Science certificate confirming completion of Peer Mentoring Training and a certificate to confirm your participation in the Peer Mentoring Program signed by the Dean of Science;
  • You will have your participation in the Program listed on your secondary transcript.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Science Peer Mentor the call for expressions of interest will open in October 2013.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Marie Kidd via email edsquad@unsw.edu.au or call on 9385 8221.