The Peer Mentor program assists new students in building social and academic networks so they settle more quickly into life as a student and have a more successful, productive and positive personal and academic experience.
Mentoring groups are led by later-year students who have volunteered and trained to be mentors. Groups meet several times during the semester in person and my email to chat about their university experiences. Mentors are experienced students who are a great source of information and a sounding board for questions and concerns about university life.
The program is a good way to meet other students and perhaps begin new friendships. Taking up the opportunity to learn from an experienced peer is a great way to familiarise yourself with new surroundings and fast-track that 'I belong here' feeling.
The Schools of Psychology and Social Science, Computing and Security Science, Engineering and Nursing, Midwifery & Postgraduate Medicine are participating in the Retention and Persistence Transition Support (RaPTS) program.
The Schools of Education is participating in the Retention and Persistence Transition Support (RaPTS) program.
The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies is participating in the Retention and Persistence Transition Support (RaPTS) program.