Current Students

Postgraduate UniMentor

Further information

Benefits

Become a Unimentor

Reward your mentor

Contacts

Location

Room G.32
North Courtyard, Student Central
Email: unimentor@uwa.edu.au

Our UniMentor program is available to assist commencing postgraduate coursework students at UWA by linking you with a postgraduate mentor who can support and assist you whilst you settle into your studies.

  1. The program
  2. Why you should join
  3. Making the most of UniMentor
  4. Joining up
  5. Joining the program late
  6. Updating your details

The program

Our postgraduate Mentors are current students who have lots of experience in navigating the uni systems and can help you to find out how things work, from a postgraduate student's perspective.

Your mentor will be matched with you and a small group of commencing postgraduate coursework students from your faculty/school. This group can meet regularly during semester – at times which you organise together – to socialise and discuss issues that may be concerning you. Contact can also take place by telephone or email if you prefer.

When does matching occur?

  • Prior to Orientation Week - via email through the ConnectMe@UWA program
  • During Orientation Week - at facilitated in-person link-ups
  • After Orientation Week - via email

What is ConnectMe@UWA?

ConnectMe@UWA connects commencing students with a UniMentor prior to their arrival at UWA. Your mentor will contact you via email and will start answering your question and supporting your transition prior to your arrival at UWA and will continue to support you as your UniMentor through at least the first 6 weeks of the semester.

Why you should join

Here are five good reasons why you should join:

  1. You will get all the inside information from your postgraduate mentor about how things happen around uni and your faculty.
  2. You will meet a more experienced student who has ‘been there and done that’. They know how you feel and are here to help you adjust to University life.
  3. You will meet other new postgraduate students who are doing your course.
  4. Your mentor will be a point of contact for any questions or problems you might have.
  5. You will be a part of a great program that can offer you support now and in the future.

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UniMentor Quiz Night - Thursday 10th August 2017

Come along with your mentor and fellow mentees to the UniMentor Quiz Night, Thursday 10th August 2017 between 5-8pm. A great opportunity to meet other students and compete for prizes.

Register your interest here

Making the most of UniMentor

  • Be enthusiastic and continue to meet with your mentor group throughout semester.
  • Contact the UniMentor staff if you would like assistance or have concerns about your mentor.
  • Feel free to ask as many questions of your mentor as you need – no question is too silly.

Tell your mentor when you are settled and feel independent. They need to know when they have done their job well. Remember you can always re-contact them at any time.

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Signing up for a mentor

If you are a new postgraduate coursework student and would like to join UniMentor, please register here or contact the Student Transition Adviser to request a mentor. The contact with your mentor can be maintained for as little as six weeks or until the end of your first year of study at UWA.

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Joining the program late

If you missed your UniMentor linkup as part of O-Week, it's not too late.

We can match you with a UniMentor if you:

  • missed your orientation activities during O-Week and the opportunity to be linked with a mentor
  • initially felt settled but feel you may need some additional support and contact
  • would like to re-establish the contact with your assigned mentor.

If you contact the Student Transition Adviser, we will match you with a UniMentor from your study area as soon as possible.

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Updating your details

If you have moved house, changed your course, name, or phone number, please update your details.

Note: This form will only change your details on the UniMentor database if they match with your Student Administration record. To change your details with Student Administration, refer to the student administration change details page.

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