Belong@FHS is the mentoring program in the Sydney School of Health Sciences. The program runs through Semester 1 with two mentors being teamed up with a group of six to eight first-year students.
As a mentor, you are required to:
Undergraduate Cumberland students can find more information on the Belong@FHS Cumberland program (pdf, 38KB).
You need to read the Belong@FHS Code of Conduct for mentors (pdf, 61KB) before you register. This outlines the expectations for mentors in the program.
There is a team of Super Mentors at each campus who take on additional leadership roles. This includes coordinating various components of the Belong@FHS program, helping organise social events and taking on some administrative tasks. If you would like to volunteer as a Super Mentor, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the mentor program, you will get training in cultural awareness and interpersonal and communication skills. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty alumni and receive a certificate signed by the Associate Dean Learning and Teaching. There will also be free lunches and social events during the program.
You can register to be a mentor if you are in at least your second year in an undergraduate (or combined) degree in the Sydney School of Health Sciences.
Applications are currently closed.
If you and a friend would like to be allocated as mentors in the same group, you can create a unique passcode and both quote this on your registration.
You will be given an online training module to complete. You also need to attend a face-to-face training session where you participate in workshops that equip you with the tools you need to be a mentor. Many of these skills also transfer to your role as a health professional in training.
During the training you will:
If you can’t attend training, you may still be able to participate in the program. Contact email@example.com to discuss your situation.
The Sydney Nursing School runs a mentoring program for commencing students. Contact the School for more information on volunteering as a mentor.