Are you going to be commencing university studies at Flinders next year (2018)?
Do you like being told what to do by more experienced people?
Might I suggest then, the Peer Mentoring program here at Flinders.
What is a peer mentor?
A peer mentor is a continuing student who has volunteered to share their time and knowledge with new students to help them adapt to university life.
Why would I get a peer mentor?
There are lots of things going on at university, and it’s easy to get lost. A peer mentor can:
- help you find your way around campus
- tell you about the different services available to you
- bore you silly with university polices/procedures
- demystify the everyday stuff like submitting assignments and borrowing books
- share tips and tricks on how to be a more productive student
- support you in engaging in social activities
- provide emotional and psychological support when you realise you aren’t quite as smart as you thought 🙂
- build up your confidence and tell you that you are a super person (regardless of how smart you are)
Will getting a peer mentor turn me into a flawless human being?
But peer mentoring research consistently shows one or more positive outcomes arising from different mentoring programs, so it is likely you will get something out of it, even if it is just the location of secret low traffic toilets for when that curry you ate goes bad.
OMG, that sounds amazing! Where do I sign up?
Technically all commencing students should have access to a peer mentor through their degree/College and should be allocated one during orientation week, or first week of study.
If you are not, contact the Transition Office (email@example.com), tell them your degree/course of study and they’ll hook you up with someone.
Are you a continuing student and think you have what it takes to be a mentor? Go here you self-assured thing you.