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21 September 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Students Helping Students Awards recipients

Deakin has recognised the achievements of some of our most outstanding peer mentors with the 2022 Students Helping Students (SHS) Awards.

What is peer mentoring at Deakin?

Peer mentoring is an integral part of Deakin and contributes to an atmosphere of community, confidence and belonging on our campuses.

Learning happens everywhere at Deakin – not just in seminars, labs and the library, but between students as well. The SHS initiative fosters this learning community, creates important partnerships and guides the fantastic work our peer mentors do every day. 

The 2022 Awards recipients

University study, while rewarding, can be a demanding endeavour. This is why the support of student mentors is so valuable. We extend our sincere thanks to our dedicated student mentors for all their efforts in making life easier for their fellow Deakin students.

‘Congratulations to the 2022 SHS Awards recipients,’ said Christine Contessotto, Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning, Business and Law. ‘Your role in supporting your fellow students to thrive at Deakin is highly valued.’

‘University can be challenging, and students value support from their more experienced peers. I hope you feel a strong sense of achievement in receiving this Award – you have demonstrated both leadership and the ability to reflect upon your own development and learning. Your contribution in guiding students through your mentoring is commendable. Congratulations!’

We are very pleased to announce this year’s Awards recipients.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Students Helping Students Awards:

Emerging award recipients: Dhvani Bhavsar, Isaac Challis, Mai Khanh Doan, Emelia Eagling-Every, Michaela Grima, Oshadini Wijekoon Mudiyanselage.

Experienced award recipients: Catherine Butchart, Umaima Seif, Sarbjeet Singh, Jessica Wayne.

Senior award recipients: Aishwarya Chitnis, Damini Jai Singh.

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Learn more about student peer mentoring

If you want to benefit from the mentoring experience, or become a mentor yourself, visit the Students Helping Students website to learn more. You never know who you might meet, what you might learn and how you might grow!

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