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Peer Mentoring

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Peer Mentoring Program provides transition support to commencing students, while creating a vibrant learning environment within the University of Adelaide community.

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What is the Peer Mentoring Program?

The Peer Mentoring Program provides commencing students with an opportunity to connect with current students to gain the knowledge and skills to settle into life at university.

Joining our peer mentoring program is an informal way to meet other students and have your questions answered. Our peer mentors know from personal experience what it’s like to be a new student! They give important ‘insider’ information’ to help you fit in and feel confident so you can take the right steps towards study success.

How Does it Work?

The program runs for the first five weeks of each semester.

Our trained peer mentors are current students and know from experience the nerves and excitement that come with starting uni. They will lead your peer mentor group to help you find your feet and settle into university life. Through your peer mentor group you will be given the opportunity to:

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  • ask questions
  • develop a network of supportive peers
  • meet new people and establish friendships
  • increase your awareness of student support services
  • improve your teamwork skills
  • gain a sense of belonging at university
  • understand the expectations and requirements of life as a university student

You may select a group that meets face to face or you may prefer to be involved online. The choice is yours!

Additional support will be available through the FHMS Peer mentoring Facebook group, where you’ll have the opportunity to receive advice and guidance from all our peer mentors and network with students beginning their university journey.

Who Can Have a Peer Mentor?

If you are a commencing undergraduate student, enrolled in a Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences degree, then you are eligible to join the program as a mentee.

Mentee Application Form

Who Can Be a Peer Mentor?

Are you:

  • currently enrolled in 2nd year or above in a Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences degree

Can you:

  • demonstrate a GPA of 5.0 or gain a recommendation from your Academic Program Coordinator
  • show effective listening, communication and interpersonal skills
  • encourage open communication
  • engage with a positive attitude
  • demonstrate tolerance and an understanding of cultural diversity
  • show detailed knowledge of university facilities and services
  • demonstrate well-developed time management skills
  • respect confidentiality at all times

Then you are eligible to join the program as a peer mentor!

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