The Specialist Peer Mentor Program – SPEERMENT – connects students on the autism spectrum (mentee) with a peer mentor who is a current UTAS student. The program aims to provide support to mentees to enhance their student experience through assistance with managing studies and connecting with other students. Mentors and mentees meet for an hour a week and discussions can include topics such as time management, organising and keeping on track with assessment tasks.
“I have learnt so much about myself as a mentoring figure, and about ASD in general. Both of which will be invaluable in my future career as a psychologist.” – Ben, Mentor and Psychology student
“Having a Speerment mentor can help you get the confusing admin type work out of the way so you can focus on your study. It's so helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off and to ground you when you're feeling stressed.” – Annie, Mentee