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Mentor development and activities

Further information

Cultural diversity training

Student Committee

We provide our mentors with opportunities to further develop their skills and experience through training workshops, special projects and events.

  1. Volunteer opportunities
  2. Mentor Appreciation ceremony
  3. Social events
  4. Training and development

Volunteer opportunities

Mentors are often asked to assist with enrolments, Orientation, parents welcome and UWA Open Day. This may include payment by vouchers or recognition with a certificate.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can register for the following events and programs:

Participation in other first year programs and activities

ConnectMe@UWA, which was launched in 2011, involves UniMentors and UniSkills leaders assisting new undergraduate international students. There are opportunities to participate in social events and excursions to encourage student interaction. UniMentors also provide telephone support to determine the types of support that new students need. This program is open to UniMentors in their third year of study at UWA.

UniMentor Help Tent volunteers — Week One, each semester

Existing mentors can assist new undergraduate students at the UniMentor Help Tent . Volunteers provide new students with maps and resources, directions to venues as well as key information about services and supports for new students

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UniMentor Appreciation Ceremony

Each year we host a UniMentor Appreciation Ceremony to acknowledge the commitment of our UniMentors. At this event we announce our UniMentors of the Year – who are recognised on our UniMentor Honour Boards that are displayed in Student Central. We also recognise the recipients of the Mentee Choice awards – who are mentors who have been nominated by the students they assisted.

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Social events

We have a number of social events each year to enable mentors and mentees to socialise and get to know each other. The events scheduled include:

  • Week 1 Catch-up for UniMentors and Mentees
  • Week 2 – LinkWeek event for UniMentors and Mentees – chance for mentors and mentees catch-up to ensure new students are settling in.

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Training and Additional Professional Development Opportunities

To qualify as a UniMentor all students must register then succesfully complete a 5 staged program. Stage 1 involves the completion of 3 key elements of training namely; 

  • An Online UniMentor Training module;
  • The UniMentor Development Day;
  • Cultural Competency Training.

 Once qualified as a UniMentor you are eligible to sign up for additional professional development opportunities that develop your mentoring skills.

These courses are currently available:

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