Starting at University can be a difficult time for some students. Depending on individual circumstances it can involve juggling work, home and study commitments. Some students have been out of the education system for some time. To someone new and unfamiliar with university it can seem overwhelming or maybe just confusing and tough.
The Mentor system aims to assist students make this transition more smoothly, thus maximising their chances of academic success. Its purpose is to minimise the 'culture shock' of being a new student on a new campus, often in a new city, state or even country.
At the School of Human Life Science, we have asked a number of Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Health Science Degree students to consider mentoring one or more Year 1 students.
All mentors undertake a one-day training program in early February to prepare them for their responsibilities. They meet regularly with a contact staff member at the School of Human Life Sciences (the Year 1 Coordinator) and also work with student counsellors who help to supervise their work as a mentor.
Authorised by the Head of School, Human Life Sciences
1 April, 2011