BECOME A STUDENT MENTOR
A Student Mentor has volunteered to provide advice to new students during their first term of study. All mentors are current students who have completed at least one year of study at CQUniversity and are committed to helping new students in their transition to uni life.
Student Mentors access training and professional development throughout the year. Their main role is to act as a guide and direct new students to the places and the people they need – whilst providing support and helping to boost their confidence. We don’t hold all the answers, but we can direct new students to the places and the people they need – whilst reassuring them that they have got this!
Recruitment is open at all times. If you would like to apply to become a Student Mentor and meet the necessary requirements listed above, then:
- Join up at the Student Mentors and Leaders Moodle program (self-enrol).
- Work through the resources and training ("Want to Become a Mentor?")
- Ask your questions: Monthly ZOOM Q&A sessions
- Complete the quiz
- Request a follow-up interview (30-60 min discussion)
- Send through your Blue Card/ Working with Children check or Application
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES A STUDENT MENTOR DO?
Once you have successfully completed the training including the training quiz and final interview, and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and Mentor Agreement – you will be eligible to become an Active Mentor.
If you are able to access a campus near you, it is strongly recommended that you attend the pre-Orientation week training (held via ISL across all campuses and on ZOOM for distance students), or review the training video online prior to Orientation week.
As a Student Mentor you will support new students in the following ways:
The limit of mentees per mentor is 10. This can change depending on the number of new students.
While new students may find it beneficial to choose a Mentor of a similar course or location, this is not always possible due to availability. Since the mentor program is not academic, and the type of help is University-wide, non-alignment will not affect the mentoring relationship. As a mentor you will:
If you are an active Mentor, you will receive one or more certificates in recognition for your involvement and contribution to the program.
HOW CAN A STUDENT MENTOR HELP?
Student Mentors are happy to provide encouragement and guidance throughout the first term at university, including the sharing of important dates and opportunities for students to get involved and feel more connected to the University.
All Mentors are encouraged to attend Orientation, OMG week, and other first-year student-focused events throughout the year. These offer an opportunity to meet with new students, encourage them to join a Mentor group, reassure them that they are in the right place, and provide specific help (e.g. student panels, campus tours) during the event.
Being an on-campus Mentor
Mentor a Group (Online and/or Oncampus)
Note: Student Mentors DO NOT provide any degree of academic tutorial assistance, assessment advice or to provide counselling or advice. Rather, it is about providing general support, sharing experiences and directing the student to the correct point of contact when needed. Our aim is to help new students feel welcomed and supported as they start their learning journey at CQUniversity.
WHAT ARE THE STUDENT MENTOR BENEFITS?
By becoming an active Student Mentor you will:
WHAT MAKES A GOOD STUDENT MENTOR?
Desirable qualities for Student Mentors include:
What we don’t do as Mentors:
For further information, please contact the Student Mentor Program Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Mentor and Leadership Program is proudly supported by the Student Representative Council.
|The Student Mentor and Leadership Program is supported by funds from the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All SSAF funds are used to enhance or extend student services and facilities in accordance with funding guidelines. Find out more about SSAF funding allocation.|