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2022 UniMentor program applications have closed.

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*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 college@unisa.edu.au for further information.

Applications close Sunday 14 November 2021

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.

What does it involve?

  • Attendance and successful completion of an application form, UniSA Volunteer Induction and UniMentor pre-work, group interview and UniMentor training/orientation briefing session.
  • Contact your group of new students via email from pre-orientation week to week 6 and SWOTVAC, 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 hr per week to send your weekly email to your new students.
  • Being a representative of UniSA and student of influence. 

Who can apply?

Any current UniSA students who:

  • Have completed 1 year's study (undergrad) or 6 months (postgrad).
  • Understand the challenges of being a new student.
  • Can demonstrate good communication skills and empathy.

UniSA international offshore students are also eligible to apply. 

 

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Application process

  • Apply via application form. 
  • If your application is successful, you will receive an email to complete a UniMentor Program pre-work quiz. 
  • Once completed, if successful, you will be invited to attend a group interview between Monday 6 December and Friday 10 December (online offering to those who are rural or overseas).
  • If successful, you will be asked to complete an online UniSA Volunteer Induction and attend a UniMentor training and Orientation briefing session in January between Monday 17 January and Friday 29 January (online offering to those who are rural or overseas). 
  • If all off the above is completed, you will be part of the UniMentor program. 

 

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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

If you have any questions about the UniMentor program, please contact unisamentors@unisa.edu.au.