Our mentors are our greatest assets. If you are thinking about becoming a mentor, read on. We welcome you and know you will enjoy your role assisting new students.
Being a mentor is a rewarding activity. Mentors participate for a variety of reasons, but most agree that they receive as much from being a mentor as they give.
As a mentor, you will:
It was great and the training was excellent, there was a strong support network from mentor staff and an overwhelmingly positive response from my mentees.
Being a mentor is invaluable for students in any faculty. The benefits extend to the faculties as well, by fostering camaraderie and cooperation among its students.
As a mentor you have the opportunity to:
Mentors are required to:
To be a mentor, you need to be a current student at UWA.
Each year the program recruits more than 400 mentors to support new students in Semester One and Semester Two.
Registrations to be part of the program for Semester 1 are now open! UniMentor's Recruitment, Training and Development Program are all managed through Career Hub.
To be part of the program in Semester 2, 2014, you must first contact the Mentor Program Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be asked to complete the registration form on the Career Hub website. If you have not used Career Hub before use your UWA student ID and pheme password.
After registration there are 5 Key Stages to qualify as a UniMentor
STAGE 1: Complete 3 elements of Mandatory UniMentor Training
Element (a) Online Training Module (b) UniMentor Development Day (c) Cultural Competency Training
STAGE 2: Complete the Orientation Briefing Module
STAGE 3: Book into and attend the UniMentor Campus Tour and Link up Events and submit your Group Submission form
STAGE 4: Book into and attend the UniMentor Week 2 Event
STAGE 5: Maintain Continuous Contact with your Mentees
It was a fun and enjoyable experience and it felt good helping people during what can be a nerve-wracking time.