Student Mentor Program
The Student Mentor Program is a voluntary program, aimed at helping new students settle into study at the University of Newcastle. We are looking for additional Student Mentors for 2014.
What's involved in being a Student Mentor?
As a Student Mentor you will be given the names of between 6 and 15 new students with which you are expected to make contact. You will be provided with training, email templates, and coffee vouchers so that you can offer support to these new students via email and face to face.
To be a considered eligible to be a Student Mentor, students must have:
• completed the first year of their undergraduate program
• demonstrated their capability to maintain a Pass grade average
Mentors are expected to commit to the following:
• Attend one day of training in February and review materials via Blackboard (Mentor administration site – restricted to student mentors)
• Journal your interaction with your new students via Blackboard (confidential administration site –restricted to Mentoring administration staff)
• Send fortnightly emails to new students from mid February until week 6 of semester
• Be available for face to face meetings with new students.
• Providing ongoing support/availability to new students as requested for the first six weeks of semester, and as contacted by your students in 2014.
Student Mentors who are able to evidence full engagement and who complete the six week program will receive quality professional development opportunities and experience for their resumes, along with appropriate recognition of participation on their AHEG Statement, iLead points and a Statement of Participation.
To submit an expression of interest to become a student mentor click here