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
Mentor recruitment starts around week 4 of semester with staff members from the Student Information Office delivering brief presentations in 2nd and 3rd year lectures. During week 7 Information Sessions are held on both Joondalup and Mt Lawley campus where the program is explained and your questions can be answered. Application forms are available at the information sessions or from the Student Information Offices on Joondalup or Mt Lawley campuses. Mentors for the following semester are announced around week 11.
FCHS, FEA & FRPS:
For more information on becoming a mentor, please contact Dr Bronwyn Harman via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.