Peer Mentoring

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Peer Mentoring Program is a student run initiative which aims to help first year students settle into their studies and the University of Adelaide community.

A peer mentor talking to a group of students. Peer mentor written in large letters on black t-shirt

About the Peer Mentoring Program

The program runs throughout Semester 1 and 2 and is a great way to meet other students, have your questions answered and receive peer support in an informal setting.

Our peer mentors know from personal experience what it’s like to be a new student. They are current students in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, eager to share ‘insider’ information to help you learn about university life.

First year students are grouped together with their peer mentor and can meet face-to-face and/or online, as well as at events throughout the year.

If you would like to become a mentee or mentor, please apply below.

  • Become a mentee

    As a peer mentee you will:

    • Receive timely information and handy hints
    • Develop a network of supportive peers
    • Be invited to social events
    • Increase your awareness of student support services
    • Gain a sense of belonging at university


  • Become a mentor

    As a peer mentor you will:

    • Show effective listening, communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in a team environment
    • Develop your leadership skills through numerous activities
    • Engage with a positive and open attitude
    • Demonstrate tolerance and understanding of cultural diversity
    • Show detailed knowledge of university facilities and services
    • Respect sensitive and confidential information at all times
    • Have completed at least 1 year in your current degree

    Sign-up form coming soon.

Need help?

The faculty's Student Support Centre is the place to go for most questions relating to your study.

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