Science Peer Mentoring Program

About the program

The Science Peer Mentoring Program supports new science students as they transition into university life. Our Science Peer Mentors are experienced Science undergraduate students who will use their experience and knowledge to guide new Science students through those first crucial weeks at university. Our mentors have diverse backgrounds and interests, and all are provided with comprehensive training to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to support you. Our mentors are all students from higher years who have been trained in making your transition to UNSW as easy as possible. Whether you're trying to understand how course enrolment and timetabling works, what studying online is like, or where to find the best coffee when you are on campus, our mentors have been in your shoes and are happy to help!

The T1 2021 program will be conducted virtually with optional on-campus meetups. Students studying virtually/off-campus are welcome to register. 

When does the program run?

Term 1

Orientation Week to Week 10 of term.

New student (mentee) registrations

T1 2021 registrations are now closed.

We encourage you to join another Faculty of Science program or a community based program here, https://student.unsw.edu.au/peersupport.

Mentor applications

Applications for mentors to partake in the 2021 program are now closed.

Become a Peer Mentor and help our first-year science students transition from high school to university studies. The Science Peer Mentoring Program runs throughout Term 1, with activities starting from O-week until the end of term. As a mentor, you will be provided with virtual training and you will then use the skills you've gained through this training to meet mentor up to 5 mentees throughout Term 1. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to become a positive role model and help new members of the UNSW Science community. You’ll also receive AHEGS accreditation on your secondary transcript.

To be eligible, you need to have:

  • At least 36 UOC completed before the program starts;
  • Good academic standing’ and
  • Be enrolled in courses during the term you are engaged in the program as a mentor.

More information

Science Education Team

Email: [email protected]

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