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Become a mentor

Becoming a mentor gives you the opportunity to help new students, as well as develop valuable skills for your studies and future work.

Benefits of being a mentor

How to become a mentor

Applications for Semester 1, 2018 have closed.

Past mentor stories

"I enjoyed being able to share my experiences with my mentees and provide them with information and help when they contacted me with a question."

"It was great helping people feel happier to be at university and encouraging them to talk about their interest in their studies."

Benefits of becoming a mentor include:

  • You will receive comprehensive training in the role and develop leadership, interpersonal, communication and cultural competency skills;
  • Participate in a lifelong learning opportunity;
  • Enhance your employability skills and your resume;
  • Develop your organisation and time management skills;
  • Develop your ability to build productive and collaborative networks, including with academic staff in your course;
  • You get to support the success of fellow students and the university;
  • You’ll also gain formal recognition from the University via a certificate of participation at the end of the semester, and on the Curtin Extra Certificate when you graduate.

To become a New to Curtin Mentor, you need to:

  • be a currently enrolled student who is in at least second year or above. If you are interested to be a Mentor for the UniReady Enabling Program you need to have successfully completed the UniReady Enabling Program and at least one semester of study in your course.
  • have a a proactive and positive attitude with a commitment to lifelong learning;
  • be a good communicator and able to relate to new students;
  • be confident, willing and able to assist others without compromising your own academic studies;
  • be reliable, trustworthy and able to maintain appropriate boundaries.

There are a range of expectations that form your role as a New to Curtin Mentor.

  • Complete all training requirements and do my best to be available to attend events during O-Week.
  • Maintain contact with my mentees throughout the first semester or year of their study through email, closed Facebook groups, appropriate social media platforms, and/or face to face meetings. I will email/Facebook my mentees as a group or individually at least once a fortnight during the semester, regardless of lack of response from my mentees UNLESS a mentee has provided a written/emailed request to be removed from my mailing list.
  • Participate in my School’s Orientation Week Program and contact my mentees within 3 days of being given their details.
  • Participate in activities which enhance the sense of community at Curtin.
  • Attend or otherwise participate in occasional meetings of the mentor group with my School Mentor Program Coordinator.
  • Submit the required New to Curtin Mentor evaluation towards the end of semester.
  • Comply with the role boundaries of being a Mentor as described in the Mentor Training.
  • Respect the confidentiality of private information gained concerning Mentees.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with the Student Rights and Responsibilities, Code of Conduct, and with the Student Charter and in compliance with other relevant Curtin policies as described on the Curtin Policies website.
  • Report suspected unethical or criminal behaviour to the Integrity and Standard Unit (ISU) at Curtin. (You may seek assistance with this from Student Wellbeing).
  • Refer concerns or conflicts arising in the mentoring relationship to the New to Curtin Mentor Team.
  • Disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest relating to your mentoring role as soon as it arises, to the New to Curtin Mentor Team.
  • Not seek any form of remuneration from mentees in my role as a mentor.
  • Advise the New to Curtin Mentor Team in a timely manner of their need to change their involvement in the program or if any of the information above changes.

You can contact the New to Curtin Mentor Team at

How to become a mentor for Semester 2, 2018

We are no longer accepting mentor expressions of interest for Semester 1, 2018. Please check back closer to Semester 2, 2018 for application information.