Help new Medical Science students transition to uni life!

Published: 26 Nov 2021

 

Peer Mentoring Orientation Event 2021

We all remember that initial first-year struggle at university. We were confused about the difference between seminars and tutorials, didn't know how to read a handbook, and were unsure where to go or who to talk to. For a lot of us, those few weeks were a challenging time... 

But now as seasoned university pros, WE WANT YOU and your experience to help guide the new generation of first-year Medical Science students joining in 2022! 

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼? 

Throughout Term 1, along with your co-mentor, you will have the responsibility of teaching incoming first-years the tips and tricks you wish you knew during your first year. From navigating the course handbook, joining student societies, vital UNSW support services or your favourite campus restaurants, you can share the ins and outs of creating an exciting UNSW experience. We're looking for empathetic and kind volunteers to help improve student experience for Medical Science Students! 

Never mentored before? Have no fear! You will be provided with the required training and support to successfully mentor in this program. 

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲? 

This program is unique from other peer mentoring programs. It has integrated social events throughout the term, as well as special opportunities for leadership development and networking with other Medical Science students.  

The program offers a rewarding experience. With your co-mentor, you'll be able to see your group of mentees continuously grow and flourish over the course of the program. The transferable life skills you will develop will increase your self-confidence, and the connections you make with others will enhance your university experience. 

Upon successful completion of this 20-hour program, mentors will receive 𝗔𝗛𝗘𝗚𝗦 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 

🌟𝗞𝗲𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀🌟 

📰Applications close at 11.59pm on 10 December 2021.

📤Mentor selection results revealed by early January 2022. 

💻More details on key program dates can be found on the application page. 

Read more about how the program was run in 2021 here, and find testimonials from past mentors and mentees on the Facebook event page. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the UNSW Medical Science Society via [email protected]

 

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