Science Peer Mentoring

We want every student to feel welcome and supported at Monash right from the start. That’s why we’re matching every first-year student with a peer mentor from the Faculty of Science to ease their transition to university life and help them build friendships.

Mentoring will take place across the semester with four main sessions:

  1. Welcome and connect
  2. You and our University
  3. You and your study success
  4. You and your assessments

Beyond this, mentors will check in and offer support at various times. Throughout the program, there will be social events and professional development opportunities for both mentors and mentees to attend.

Become a peer mentor and help guide new students from your faculty as they transition to university and settle into Monash.

As a mentor, you’ll share your knowledge and answer questions about adjusting to life at Monash, while gaining important employability skills and opportunities to participate in career development events. You’ll also be able to network with other like-minded student leaders in the program and make a positive impact on others.

Being a peer mentor in this program, you'll receive priority access to professional development opportunities such as the Alumni to Student mentoring program.

We’re seeking mentors who:

  • Have a desire to help new students get started and succeed at Monash;
  • Are willing to talk about their own university experience;
  • Display strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Have the ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a student at an Australian campus for Semester one, 2021 (part-time or full-time study load)
  • A current undergraduate student within Science, or have recently completed undergraduate study in Science
  • Be in your second year of study or above
  • Be able to commit to supporting up to 10 commencing students through personal interactions
  • Be able to commit at least 20 hours volunteering throughout the program

To apply:

  • As a new peer mentor, submit a written application through the application button and complete a video application
  • As a current peer mentor, you'll receive an email with re-application instructions

Once you've applied, we'll be in touch to let you know the outcome of your application.

Information session

Come along to the Science Peer Mentoring information session to find out more before applying. You'll hear from current and previous mentors speak about their mentoring experience in the program. There will be time for questions.

Date: Thursday 1 October
Time: 1 - 1:30pm
Book in here to attend.

Position description

Science Peer Mentor (pdf, 0.18 mb)

As a new student, you’ll be grouped with other first-year students to receive mentoring support from a peer mentor in your first year.

Your mentor will be an experienced student from your faculty who can share knowledge and answer your questions about university life. They can show you where to find programs, resources and services at Monash, so you can have an enjoyable and successful first year.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a first-year undergraduate student

Once the semester starts, your peer mentor will be in touch.

Mentor testimonials

"There's something rewarding about being able to pass on the knowledge I've learnt, and be the comforting familiar face to new students as they start uni. Being a mentor has challenged me to go out of my comfort zone, and has helped me develop my confidence and public speaking skills. I've been well supported by the Science Peer Mentoring team, who are there to help you become the best mentor you can be!"

Amelia Sfameni, Bachelor of Science and Engineering (Honours)

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Important Dates

Mentor applications open Monday 14 September
Mentor applications close Wednesday 7 October
Mentee invitations February 2021
Program commences Monday 22 February

Program Contact

Mentoring at Monash

Science Peer Mentoring

Length: 6 months

Program type: Peer to Peer

Location: Clayton

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