The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers student mentoring programs that run each semester for undergraduate and postgraduate students. As a current FASS student, you can register to be a mentor in our undergraduate programs, or postgraduate programs.
The Welcome and Mentoring Programs are run from Faculty Welcome Day until Week 8 of semester (the International Welcome and Mentoring Program runs until Week 13).
As a senior FASS student and Student Mentor, you’ll be matched with a small group of first-year students based on your field of study and major(s) (where possible). You'll share your expertise, encouragement and advice with your mentees during Faculty Welcome Week, the week before classes begin each semester, and throughout the program.
Depending on your student status, you can get involved with one of the following programs:
Due to COVID-19 distancing requirements, the program will take place online (Canvas and Zoom) with the possibility of face-to-face mentoring sessions in Faculty Welcome Week (subject to ongoing government updates and requirements).
If you're currently overseas, you are welcome to take part in the online mentoring stream. You'll need to make sure you have reliable internet access during Faculty Welcome Week activities.
Joining the Welcome and Mentoring Program gives you the opportunity to:
Once you've completed your mentoring, you'll also receive a Completion of Program Certificate to add to your CV.
Becoming a Student Mentor requires you to commit to 15 hours of student engagement (20 hours for International Student Mentors) in addition to the completion of training modules. Semester 1 Faculty Welcome Day preparation and participation makes up approximately 5 to 6 of the 15 mentoring hours required.
You will need to:
The Mentoring Coordinator and Student Affairs and Engagement Team are always available to support you throughout your mentoring experience.
You can volunteer to be part of the Mentor Leadership Team and further build your leadership skills. Your help and input will also be recognised by a certificate presented at the end of the program acknowledging your additional contributions.
As a member of the Mentor Leadership Team, you will be involved in activities such as:
Information about the Mentor Leadership Team and the opportunity to sign up will be provided at the first mentor training session.
You are eligible to apply if you have completed at least one semester of a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences degree.
You can find out more about the Mentoring Programs by emailing the Student Affairs and Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Information for Student Mentors Canvas page.