What is Peer Mentoring?
Peer mentoring is when a senior student provides support and guidance to new students.
Mentors use their experience as a current Monash student to help new students transition to university and build friendships in their faculty.
How Does Peer Mentoring Work at Monash?
All new undergraduate students are matched with a peer mentor in their managing faculty, and placed in a small mentoring group (5-10 students) with other first-year students.
Mentoring takes place across the semester with four main sessions:
- Welcome and connect
- You and our University
- You and your study success
- You and your assessments
Beyond this, mentors check in and offer support to their mentees at various times.
Programs are faculty or school based, so the content is relevant for the mentees and they get to know a group of students in a similar area of study. Throughout the program, there are social events and professional development opportunities for both mentors and mentees to attend.
- For more information, see the Monash University Peer Mentoring page