Mentoring

Navigating the road that is university life is rewarding and challenging. From your opening days of study to preparing for your transition into the workforce, the Charles Sturt Mentoring Program and our team of mentors are here to give guidance and support your learning and professional development.

Engaging in mentoring will see you expand peer and professional networks, develop employability skills, gain new knowledge and insights, and prepare for success in study and in your career.

Mentoring is open to all students, whether you’re studying on campus or online.

Mentoring programs

Mentoring programs provide timely and targeted support that meets your needs. Find the program that's right for you!

Uni foundations

Uni foundations

This four-week mentoring program will team you up with other new students in your course area to help you navigate the online University space.  Each week you will cover different areas of the University, but also be able to connect and ask questions with your Mentor and other students.

Available:

  • Session 1 2022 (Closed)
  • Session 2 2022 (Closed)
  • Session 3 2022 (Open)

Eligibility:

  • New Students
Uni Connections

Uni Connections

This 12-week mentoring program will pair you with a mentor to work alongside over your study session. Meeting weekly, both Mentor and Mentee will be challenged to set weekly goals and challenges.

Available:

  • Session 1 2022 (Closed)
  • Session 2 2022 (Closed)

Eligibility:

  • Second year students onwards

Applications are currently closed

Connecting to industry

Connecting to industry

Connecting with experienced people in your industry, this mentoring program will help you build your industry knowledge and network.

Available:

  • Session 2 2022 (Closed)

Eligibility:

  • Final Year Students

Applications are currently closed

Reach P2P HDR program

Reach P2P HDR program

Gain valuable advice, feedback and support across the first 12 months of your HDR candidature.

Mentor eligibility: HDR students, second and third year.
Mentee eligibility: HDR students, first year.

Applications closed

Become a Mentor!

Do you have excellent communication skills, rich leadership experience or a genuine drive to help other students succeed? Join the Charles Sturt Mentoring team by signing up to one of the above programs.

The benefits of mentoring

“I think the best mentor relationships are actually mentor-mentor relationships, where both parties show up to learn” – Simon Sinek

Mentoring is widely accepted as a positive influence on the undergraduate student experience – leading to improved academic performance and persistence.

Mentoring also positively influences a student's sense of belonging, capacity for socially responsible leadership, deep and strategic learning approaches, and self-confidence in professional skills and abilities (Lunsford, Crisp, Dolan and Wuetherick, 2009).

As a Charles Sturt Mentor, you will:

  • provide support and guidance to peers in need
  • cultivate an environment of learning, discovery and professional development opportunity
  • connect with a dynamic student community
  • develop your own leadership, communication and employability skills
  • gain fresh skills and perspectives
  • benefit from personalised training and professional development.

As a Mentee, you will:

  • Gain valuable advice
  • Grow your network
  • Develop your skills and knowledge
  • Improve your communication skills

As a Mentor, you will:

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Gain new skills and perspectives
  • Gain personal satisfaction

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