Information for peer mentors

Congratulations on becoming a peer mentor! Find out next steps, how to access peer mentor resources and where to find help.

The peer mentor checklist

1. Complete the training and online module

  • Attend the face-to-face training: Your faculty Student Life team will reach out to you with further information regarding training options. Note that completion of this training is essential, as it will help equip you for the role of being a peer mentor.
  • Complete the online module: Before you start mentoring, you must also complete a 30-minute online module on the LMS to continue as a peer mentor. The online module will contain important information about the program and what is expected from you as a peer mentor. Your faculty Student Life team will provide you with more information about this module as part of the training program.
  • 2. Download my.uniLife

    To see and chat with your assigned group, you must download the my.uniLife app. The app will also include information regarding the dates and times of your mentoring sessions. For this reason, it is important that you check the app frequently!

    3. Read the Code of Conduct and the Mentor Handbook

    It is mandatory for peer mentors to have read the Code of Conduct and Mentor Guide carefully. These resources will provide crucial information on how you can support new students, foster a respectful university environment and get the most out of the program.

    These resources are available on the LMS Melbourne Peer Mentor Program Canvas Community.

    4. Access your meeting schedule

    Sessions will be scheduled in MyTimetable at times that are convenient for your group, based on your University timetables. To create a schedule that fits around your classes:

    1. Log into MyTimetable
    2. Find the Peer Mentoring option MPMP00301 under the Enrolment section
    3. Select your preferred meeting days and times during the preference entry period. For detailed instructions, visit the preference entry page.
    4. If you miss the preference entry deadline, you will be allocated into a mentor group that fits in with your class schedule. You will be notified via email when this happens.

    You may notice that the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program also appears in your Study Plan. This is just a way for mentor meetings to be scheduled in MyTimetable. The Melbourne Peer Mentor Program is not subject – you don’t get credit for it, there is no tuition fee, you do not get assessed, and it will not appear on your transcript.

    5. Next steps and important dates

    • Complete the training.
    • Download the my.uniLife app.
    • Review the Mentor Guide.
    • Create your meeting schedule in MyTimetable.
    • Keep in regular contact with your group throughout the year.
    • Reach out to your faculty Student Life team with any questions!

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need to complete all the training?

    To become a peer mentor, it is required that you complete the necessary training. This includes a two-hour face-to-face training (online or in-person) and a 30-minute online module (via the LMS).

  • How do I contact my assigned group?

    You can see your assigned group and chat with them through the my.uniLife app.

  • Who can I go to for support?

    If you have any questions about the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program or require further support, please follow these steps:

    • Review peer mentor resources on the LMS.
    • Seek advice through the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program Canvas Community on the LMS.
    • Connect with another peer mentor from your faculty.
    • Contact your faculty Student Life team via the my.uniLife app.