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Applications for the 2024 program are open!


* Applications close on Sunday 10 December 2023. 

*Please note we are not accepting applications from students who completed studies with UniSA College. If you are looking to mentor UniSA College students please email for further information.

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.


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