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Becoming a mentor

Characteristics of a mentor

Peer mentors are trustworthy, committed and enthusiastic students who are a part of the ECU community. They are good communicators who provide support to new students to make them feel welcome and make their transition into university life a little easier. Being a mentor gives you the opportunity to pass on the tricks you have learned about surviving and thriving at ECU.

Being a mentor

What's in it for me?

  • The opportunity to help others
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills
  • Receive professional development training
  • Establish networks with students and ECU staff
  • Certificate of Participation for your CV

Mentors are required to:

  • Commit to being a mentor for one semester
  • Attend and participate in mentor training prior to commencement of semester
  • Attend Faculty induction on 'O' day to meet your mentees
  • Support mentees in their capacity as a mentor
  • Provide accurate and relevant information about the faculty
  • Maintain contact with mentees throughout the semester
  • Attend Mentor events where possible
  • Act as a positive role model

Become a mentor:

For more information on becoming a mentor, please contact the Careers and Leadership Services team at or on (08) 6304 5899. 

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