Find a mentor
There is a lot to adjust to when you’re starting your new course. A mentor is an experienced student from your course or faculty who helps new undergraduate and postgraduate students with the transition to university life.
Mentors help you develop the skills you need to succeed at university and provide advice on fitting into the Swinburne community. They will guide and support you through your first year, and help you meet students and build networks. They can also put you in touch with services and support you need. Their services are completely free.
Become a mentor
Mentors are current Swinburne students who assist new students with settling in to university life. Becoming a mentor is a rewarding experience and will help you develop skills valued by potential employers.
Why become a mentor?
- Help other students fulfil their potential at university
- Improve your employability by learning skills such as communication, leadership and networking
- Obtain hours that you can put towards the Student Life Volunteering Program and the Emerging Leaders Program
- Open the door to becoming a peer assistant or a study group leader.
What we expect of mentors
Students need to meet certain criteria before applying to become a mentor. You should have:
- good communication and time management skills
- an ability to regularly meet with mentees
- a willingness to share experience and encourage others
- shown successful engagement with university life
- completed a semester of study at Swinburne with satisfactory academic results.