Peer mentoring helps new students build social and academic networks, so they settle in quickly to student life and experience a successful, productive and positive journey.
If you’re new to UNSW, you can ease your transition to university life and settle in sooner with help from our peer mentors. They’ll help you find your way around, giving you their tips and insider’s knowledge to make the most of your time at university. If you’re in second-year or beyond, you can get involved and become a peer mentor.
The Science Peer Mentoring Program supports new science students as they transition into university life and help them to succeed. Open to first-year Science students, here’s a great way to meet other students and mentors in Term 1.
For new students looking for a mentoring program more specific to their specialist science degree, see the options below.
“It was great to be able to ask a lot of questions and get honest responses from someone who has experience at uni.”
“Having someone that I could ask for advice about university life, ways to build better study habits, tips on dealing with certain situations…was incredibly helpful and made me feel more confident in completing my first term of university.”
Find answers to some of the most common questions about our Peer Mentoring Program.
A peer mentor is an experienced student passing on their knowledge, tips, ideas and skills to less experienced students.
Mentoring is different to friendship. It has a specific purpose, and the relationship is entirely focused on you - the mentee.
Mentoring is not tutoring. It provides you with an important support structure to help you make the transition to university life while you 'find your feet'. Mentoring is an informal process.
Being part of a mentor program you’ll:
Our mentors are trained and experienced science students who want to help. They'll listen to the challenges of being a new student at UNSW and guide you with practical advice.