Drop-in peer mentor sessions in CSE provide academic support and peer networking

Peer Mentor drop-in sessions available 3 days per week for College of Science and Engineering (CSE) students. Need help with your STEM studies? This might just what you need.

Discover the Power of Peer Mentorship in STEM at Flinders University

Are you navigating the complex world of STEM studies in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE)?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with coursework, unsure about your study skills, or just in need of a friendly guide through your academic journey? If yes, then the following program might be just right for you.

Introducing the STEM Peer Mentor Study Support Program – a unique initiative designed to support students in CSE.

Spearheaded by Dr. Masha Smallhorn, a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at the College of Science and Engineering, this program aims to give students in CSE a touch-point for accessing academic support.


What’s on Offer?

Drop-in Sessions: No need to book! Just walk into the SILC building, room 01, according to the session times and get the help you need.



The program runs during all teaching weeks of the semester, offering 8 hours of support across three days each week:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 – 12:00 pm & 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Timetable is also available as a PDF.


Who Will Be There to Help?

Our peer mentors are students who have excelled in their fields and are eager to help you do the same. Here’s a quick look at who you can expect to meet:

  • Alex: Specializes in computer science/IT, artificial intelligence, chemistry, maths, physics, study skills, and navigating FLO.
  • Natalie: Your go-to for chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry, study skills, and navigating FLO.
  • Jackson: Offers support in GIS, biostatistics, biology, biodiversity and conservation, study skills, and navigating FLO.
  • Liwen: Focuses on maths, biology, biochemistry, study skills, and navigating FLO.


Why Attend?

Last year, the Peer Mentor Program was an underutilized gem. However, those who attended found immense value in the support provided. This is more than just tutoring; it’s about connecting with peers who understand your struggles and can guide you through them. Whether it’s mastering complex concepts, developing effective study strategies, or navigating university resources like FLO, our mentors are here to assist.

So, why not drop by? No appointment is necessary 😊

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