BSc Peer Mentoring Program

The Bachelor of Science Peer Mentoring program is a great opportunity to get connected with other students and find your feet.

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Who is the Peer Mentoring Program for?

The mentoring program is for students entering their first year of the Bachelor of Science. This is your chance to meet other students in the Bachelor of Science, enjoy free food and activities, and get involved in life on campus.

What is the Peer Mentoring Program?

Our Peer Mentors are your ultimate resource! They are just like you, except they’ve already been through their first year in the Bachelor of Science and can give “insider” tips on successfully navigating all things uni.

This isn’t your traditional Peer Mentoring program - this is designed and run by Science students for YOU! The program is free, offers great weekly freebies (did someone say ice-cream, crepes, BBQS?!)  and gives the opportunity to get to know other students outside the classroom.

If you're interested in who our mentors are, you can meet our Peer Mentors.

What do you get?

By joining this program, you will be allocated to a small group of new Bachelor of Science students. Each group will be led by two experienced mentors. These groups will meet up on a weekly basis from Week 2 – 5 on a Tuesday from 12.30 – 1.30pm.

During these catch-ups your group leaders will be available to chat about transitioning to uni, or you can just hang out and enjoy the sunshine! It’s entirely up to you. After Week 5, groups are encouraged to continue catching up, either via social media or just grabbing a coffee. Your mentor is committed to providing the support you need – whether it’s help finding the location of a lecture theatre or sharing their tips on preparing for exam time.

Will my mentor help me with my academic work?

Peer Mentors will assist you to succeed in your studies, however, they are not tutors and are not trained to assist with academic work. Peer Mentors share with you their experiences of approaching study but are not able to assist or review work.

How do I join the Peer Mentoring Program?

You can join the mentoring program by applying online and providing a few details about yourself. This information is kept confidential but will help us in matching you with like minded mentors.

Places are strictly limited, so make sure to express your interest early and tell us why you want to be a part of the program. Students will be notified in Week 1 if they have been offered a place, with the program commencing in Week 2.

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If you're interesting in joining the Peer Mentoring program as a mentor you can find out more about becoming a mentor.

Questions?

Contact us at science-academicprograms@unimelb.edu.au.

Meet our mentors

Meet your fellow students who can help you learn all the tips and tricks for starting at uni.

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