No one knows what it’s like to be a student like other students do. This is one of the reasons that peer mentoring – when one experienced student helps another student – is such an important part of Deakin.
A peer mentor can mean the difference between you passing and failing a subject, getting through a rough patch, or being able to successfully navigate something new and different you’ve encountered at uni.
The start of trimester is a great time to get help from a mentor, so here are some ways you can receive help from an experienced peer mentor.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
If you need help with a specific unit of study, you can join a free online study group session led by a student mentor who has previously, and successfully, completed it and knows what you are going through. PASS is a 50-minute weekly session designed to complement your classes and seminars by consolidating knowledge through group collaboration. PASS is for all students—whether you are struggling, doing OK or a high achiever. Students who join PASS learn effective study skills and develop communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills while meeting lots of other students. Check if your unit has PASS sessions now in the PASS timetable.
Writing Mentors are English all-rounders who can help you with questions about your written assignments, especially essays, reports, reflective pieces or other work. They can assist with unpacking assignment questions, researching, academic writing, referencing and time management. Get in touch with a Writing Mentor now.
Are you looking for help to understand maths concepts and the application of maths processes? Maths Mentors can help you build your confidence to complete maths assignments and can refer you to helpful resources that will strengthen your skills. Get in touch with a Maths Mentor now.
If you’re a online student you will be contacted by your Success Coach, a student from your faculty who will be able to give you valuable advice on starting your studies at Deakin. If you haven’t heard from them yet, email [email protected].
Want more information?
Visit the Students Helping Students webpage on the Current Students website.