Mentors and ambassadors

Peer mentors

Starting university is an exciting and new time. It can be great as a new student to have someone show you the ropes and give a student perspective to ease the transition into study. Whether you need assistance with your course, are having trouble finding your feet on campus, or just feel as though a helping hand and a friendly face would make your life a little easier, a mentor is a great way to ease into your time at the University.

Connect with a Peer Mentor

We’ve now made it even easier to find a mentor with our new Peer Mentoring app - Vygo. You get to choose the student mentor who's right for you based on their personal bios, including information about what program they're studying. Once you match with a mentor you can connect via instant chat and organise on-campus or in-app catch-ups - making it simpler and more convenient to stay in touch. Register for the program on the Vygo or download it on the App Store or Google Play.

"My mentor was kind, patient & extremely helpful with any questions – it is a fantastic program!”

Connect with a Peer Mentor

Become a Peer Mentor

Share your university wisdom with new students by becoming a Peer Mentor. Not only will you enhance someone’s university experience, you’ll build your own interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, as well as your participation being recognised on your AHEG statement and towards the University’s iLead Plus program. Mentors are a key part of the UON community and play a valuable role in the support of students studying at UON.

"As a mentor, I really enjoyed meeting up with my mentees for coffee catch-ups, it was a relaxed way to get to know each other. It was great to be able to pass on some of the tips for navigating uni that I've found out over the years." - Catherine Dawson, Bachelor of Biotechnology

Become a Peer Mentor

Student Ambassador Program

Ambassadors are enthusiastic, outgoing students who engage with future students, their parents and schools by sharing your own positive experiences and passion for the University.

As a Student Ambassador, you will support the Future Students team through targeted recruitment and engagement initiatives including:

  • delivering presentations to prospective students about your degree and university experience
  • visiting local high schools to promote studying at the University of Newcastle
  • attending career expos within NSW
  • leading campus tours and assisting with on-campus events, such as Open Days and Schools Visit Days
  • sharing your experiences on social media channels such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
  • assisting with student enquiries via email or social media during peak seasons
  • providing a personal profile and appearing in University promotional tools such as the website and publications

Not only will being a Student Ambassador look great on your resume, it’s also a paid role!

How to apply

Information and applications to be considered for the Student Ambassador team can be found through CareerHub.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.