Need help adjusting to uni, making friends or lifting your grades? There’s a peer mentor for you!
If you’ve ever received help from a peer mentor, you’ll understand how valuable another student’s perspective can be when navigating uni life.
That’s why Deakin has a range of specialised peer mentors available to help you find answers for your queries, understand your subjects and improve your academic skills.
Here we explore the many ways in which a peer mentor can benefit you as we begin the new study period.
I’m new to Deakin in T3, I don’t know anyone and there’s a lot to take in – help!
Starting university and adjusting to the new routine can feel daunting at first. That’s why peer mentors are here to help you settle in and make a great start to your studies with a range of programs to guide your transition into uni life.
- Did you know the Arts and Education, Business and Law, Health, and Science, Engineering and Built Environment faculties each run dedicated peer mentoring programs for new students during the first weeks of each trimester? These programs are designed to help you adjust to life at university.
- If you’re a new online student, you’ll also receive support from a Success Coach (if you haven’t heard from your Success Coach yet, email [email protected]).
See the Peer mentoring webpage for more information about Deakin’s various peer mentor opportunities.
I’m not confident doing assessments
Writing Mentors are all-rounders who can help you with unpacking assessment questions, researching, academic writing, referencing and time management. You can drop in at specified times for Writing Mentors sessions this trimester.
Maths subjects stress me out and I’m stuck!
Are you enrolled to study a maths or science subject, or a subject that has some maths content, and feeling a little out of your depth when it comes to equations?
Maths Mentors will help you build your confidence to complete maths assessments and they can refer you to helpful resources that will strengthen your skills. Attend a Maths Mentors drop-in session this study period.
Want more information? Visit the Current Students website for more information about Deakin’s Peer mentoring programs.