About the program

The School of Materials Science and Engineering Peer Mentoring program aims to connect first year students with more experienced undergraduate students (mentors) who are already familiar with the school and university. Mentors share their knowledge and tips about university life with new first year students throughout the first Term within a structured program, which includes meetups, fun activities and events that allow everyone to network, make friends and settle into university life. Each student is also assigned an academic adviser who can assist with any difficulties transitioning from school to university life and give advice about subject selection, course requirements, enrolment, academic standing or student exchange.

Regular social events and group meetings as well as online participation are central to the peer mentoring program, with activities organised by the mentors and fully supported by the School of Materials Science and Engineering to make the transition into UNSW as smooth as possible.

When does the program run?

Term 1 only

O-Week and to Week 10 of term.

New student (mentee) registrations

This program is for first year students enrolled in the School of Materials Science and Engineering programs:

  • Program 3131: BE (Materials Science and Engineering) (previously 3135)
  • Program 3132: BE (Materials Sci. and Engineering Honours) / BE (Engineering Science)
  • Program 3133: BE (Materials Science and Engineering) / MBiomedE (previously 3138)
  • Program 3136: BE (Materials Science and Engineering) / BCom

You will be contacted directly by the School if you are completing an eligible degree program. There is no need to register. You will be automatically assigned a Peer Mentor and contacted about your involvement in the program and steps to take in the lead up to O-week at UNSW.

Mentor applications

Current students receive an email with a link to register to become a Mentor towards the end of the year in October. For more information about becoming a Mentor for the Materials Science & Engineering Peer Mentoring Program, please send an inquiry to the email address below.

More information

School of Materials Science and Engineering

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.science.unsw.edu.au

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