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Applications have closed for the SP2 2024 UniMentor program.

What is a UniMentor? 

UniMentors are current students who offer a friendly face while providing ongoing support to new students, helping to make the transition to university easier.


What does a UniMentor do? 

UniMentors contact their new students via email to offer information, answer questions and provide advice and support to students. 

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Why be a UniMentor?

  • Strengthen your communication and leadership skills.
  • Be the voice of what you wish you had known, when you first started university.
  • Join a vibrant network and provide your insights to new students.
  • Receive a UniMentor t-shirt and gift voucher.
  • Receive a certificate in recognition of being involved in the program.
  • Access to professional development opportunities.
  • Receive an invitation to a recognition & celebration event.
  • You can count your time as a UniMentor towards the UniSA+ Award.

What does it involve?

  • Successful completion of an application form and attendance at a UniMentor training/orientation briefing session.
  • Contact your group of new students via email from pre-orientation week to week 6, respond to any questions and link the new students into other services and activities as required.
  • Attendance at Orientation to assist with tasks and welcoming new students and assistance at other events throughout the year. 
  • A time commitment of up to 1 hour per week to send your weekly email to your new students.
  • Being a representative of UniSA and student of influence. 

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants are required to:

  • Be enrolled as a student at UniSA. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 4. 
  • Have completed 6 months of undergraduate or postgraduate study. 
  • Be available for a compulsory training. 
  • Understand the challenges of being a new student.
  • Demonstrate excellent English and communication skills.


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Application process

  • Apply via application form. 
  • If your application for the 2024 program is successful, you will receive an email to attend a UniMentor training and Orientation briefing session between Monday 15 January - Monday 29 January (in person and online offering). 
  • If the above is completed and you show suitable skills for the role in the training session, you will become a UniMentor. 


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What is a UniMentor leader?

UniMentor leaders are by invitation only. 

UniMentor leaders are students who have participated in the program for at least one year and support a small group of UniMentors. 

UniMentor leaders assist their allocated UniMentors by: 

  • Providing extra tips and ideas for emails. 
  • Proofreading emails. 
  • Ensuring emails have been sent each week. 
  • Providing the UniMentor coordinator with a weekly email report.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the UniMentor program, please contact