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Peer Mentoring

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

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About the Peer Mentoring Program

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide first-year students with the knowledge and skills to settle into and succeed at university. It is an informal way to meet other students, learn about uni life, engage in activities and events, have your questions answered, and receive ongoing peer support.

Our peer mentors know from personal experience what it’s like to be a new student. They are high-performing students, eager to share some ‘insider’ information to help you fit in and feel confident in taking the right steps towards study success. 

How does it work?

The program runs in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

As a first year student, you will be able to register for a Peer Mentor and become part of a Peer Mentor group.

Through email, face-to-face meetings and activities/events, your mentor will guide you through your first semester at university.
You will:

  • receive timely information and handy hints
  • develop a network of supportive peers
  • be invited to social events and group study sessions
  • increase your awareness of student support services
  • improve your teamwork skills
  • gain a sense of belonging at university

How do I join the program as a mentee?

If you are a commencing undergraduate student (in your first year of study), you may want to browse our list of available mentors then register for a peer mentor.

Register to be a mentee

Please note: The FHMS Peer Mentoring Program is only available to first-year students, enrolled in an undergraduate FHMS degree. If you do not meet the requirements but would like to know your options for study support, please contact the FHMS Student Support Hub via email at

How do I join the program as a mentor?

Are you:

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

Can you:

  • demonstrate a GPA of at least 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! To apply, you will need to complete a peer mentor application form and attend a group interview session to assess your suitability to join the program. Successful applicants will receive training prior to program commencement.

Please note, Peer Mentor applications for 2018 are now closed. 

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest, please send us an email.