Mentoring Program

UNSW Medicine Peer Mentoring Program

UNSW Medicine runs a peer mentoring program to support first year candidates from their first steps in a new context to their confirmation review.

Mentees: 1st year Medicine candidates
Mentors: 2nd to 4th year Medicine candidates
Program: Professional Training for Mentors and Mentees
Monthly meetings with peer group (1 mentor and 2-3 mentees)
Dates: Term 1 and Term 3

 

Feedback from our past participants
Being a mentor and continuing to develop the communication/leadership skills was invaluable – 2018 mentor.
It was a good experience that gave me a lot more perspective about my own PhD – 2018 mentor.
It was a great program that I'm grateful to have been a part of. It was one of the highlights of the first year of my PhD and I don't think I would have done as well if it weren't for the support of my mentor – 2018 mentee.
The mentoring has been a real beneficial program to be involved in– 2018 mentee.

Information for mentees

What is in it for me?

  • Access a supportive environment of peers to help you navigate a new environment
  • Professional growth
  • Approach your confirmation review with more confidence

Who are the mentors?

Experienced and professionally trained senior HDR candidates who have been in your situation before and want to help you go through your first year.

How do I sign up?

You will find out more information about the Peer Mentoring Program at the Faculty Induction for new candidates. Every newly enrolled candidate will receive an email to register for a training session, which is compulsory to attend, either in person or via livestream.

Information for mentors

Benefits as a Mentor

  • Professional Mentor Training to improve your communication and conflict-resolution skills, increase your understanding of university support systems, and develop skills to organise and facilitate peer mentoring sessions
  • Improve your skills for your transition to ‘life after a research degree’
  • Network with other research candidates
  • Fun, rewarding and meaningful experience!

What will you be doing?

  • Attend peer mentor training workshops (4 x 1-hour lunchtime sessions, in person or live-streamed)
  • Meet monthly with your mentees, in person or online, for 6 months

Requirements

  • You are a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year (FTE) HDR candidate and on track for on-time completion
  • You had a satisfactory confirmation review
  • You are available for 4 mentor training sessions (in person or live-streamed)
  • You are available to run monthly group mentoring sessions for 6 months

 

How do I sign up?

In December (for T1 program start) and July (for T3 program start), you will receive an email with the registration information for our mentor training.

Please note that by attending the training, you do not yet commit to becoming a mentor.

 

How to Register
 

For Mentors

In December (for T1 program start) and July (for T3 program start), you will receive an email with the registration information for our mentor training.

Please note that by attending the training, you do not yet commit to becoming a mentor.

 

For Mentees

You will find out more information about the Peer Mentoring Program at the Faculty Induction for new candidates. Every newly enrolled candidate will receive an email to register for a training session, which is compulsory to attend, either in person or via livestream.