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Become a mentor

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 What does being a mentor involve?

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.

Benefits for mentors

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:

  • meet interesting people
  • develop communication and leadership skills that will be transferable to many social, academic and professional situations
  • assist fellow students in a voluntary capacity which looks great on your rèsumè
  • have fun.

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.

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Your contribution

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:

  • share valuable knowledge with new students that you have gained as a result of your own student experience. (Think back to what you know now compared to when you entered university)
  • contribute to the University’s commitment to assisting students in their transition to study
  • contribute to the development of the mentor program by feeding back to the coordinators your views on things that do or don't work.
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The role

Mentors are required to:

  • Successfully attend and meet the requirements of an in-person selection interview
  • Complete the UniMentor training and development process.
  • Participate in other Orientation activities
  • Support new students (mentees)
  • provide mentees with accurate and relevant information about their faculty
  • refer mentees to relevant University services as required
  • maintain contact with mentees as agreed and be responsive to requests for support from mentees within the limits of the role
  • attend UniMentor events where possible
  • act as a positive role model and ambassador for UWA and the UniMentor program.

To be a mentor, you need to be a current student at UWA.

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Signing-up and Qualifying to Become a UniMentor

Each year the program recruits more than 400 mentors to support new students in Semester One and Semester Two.

If you like to register to be a UniMentor, please contact us at unimentor@uwa.edu.au


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