About the program
Are you starting your Bachelor of Medical Science in Term 1, 2023?
Ever wondered how you can enjoy your university experience to the fullest?
Register to join the 2023 Medical Science Society Peer Mentoring program and kick start your first-year with confidence! If you’re starting your Bachelor of Medical Science in 2023, we want to help make your transition into university as seamless as possible.
Our program is full of exciting events, where you’ll get to have fun with games, laughter, food and new friends. Most importantly, you will be matched with other friendly Medical Science peers who will provide you with valuable support while you adjust to uni life. Your mentors will guide you through a range of topics, from the 3991 handbook, UNSW support services, timetabling, society and clubs, careers, to the best food places on campus.
🙋♀️ Who will mentor me? 🙋♂️
Our kind and compassionate mentors are Medical Science students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. They’ve all experienced the daunting transition into university and have overcome their own challenges to experience a rewarding UNSW lifestyle. Coming from a diverse range of backgrounds, our mentors are equipped with comprehensive training to ensure they have the knowledge and empathetic skills to support you.🌟
What does the Program involve?
As a mentee, you will:
Be part of a mentoring group consisting of 2 amazing mentors and around 3-6 other mentees!
Make friends while attending a range of fun social events including our orientation event and end of program event featuring food and games
Regularly meet with your mentors and co-mentees throughout the term during your mentoring sessions
Receive support for a range of important university aspects
Become more connected within the Medical Science Society community and university life
You can check out photos and testimonies from the program in previous year’s here 😊
Our Orientation Event will be held on Friday the 17th of February 2023 at 6pm to 8pm. This is an essential part of the program, and an amazing opportunity to meet your mentors and other first year medical science students. The night will be full of fun games and challenges aimed at helping you bond with your mentoring group and dinner will be provided. More details will be released soon to those who register.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us on [email protected] or through our social media linked below.
When does the program run?
Orientation Week to Week 10 of Term 1 2023.
New student (mentee) registrations
New first year Medical Science students in 2023 should register for this program!
Registrations close on the 16th of February 2023 at 9pm
(however, the earlier you sign up, the less likely you are to forget and miss out!)
First and second year students studying a Bachelor of Medical Science are encouraged to apply!
The Medical Science Peer Mentoring Program runs throughout Term 1, starting from O-Week and lasting till the end of the term. As a mentor, you will be provided with compulsory training that prepares you to confidently guide and support new students. You will also be required to attend a briefing session that outlines the form expectations and administrative requirements to complete the program. As a mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to encourage the growth of first years, develop your skills, and create meaningful bonds with other mentors and mentees. Upon successful completion of the program, you will also receive AHEGS Accreditation on your co-curricular transcript.
Applicants will be assessed solely through their application form. No interviews will be held. Applicants should also have Good Academic Standing.
Unfortunately, mentor applications are now closed for our 2023 program. However, stay keen as applications for our 2024 mentors will be released in Term 3, 2023!
Amber Haavisto and Natasha Slepica, Program Coordinators
Email: [email protected]