Mentoring Network

Feeling a little anxious about starting university? Worried about settling into a new environment? Want to meet more people and make more friends?

The UMSU Mentoring Network is the perfect place to go! It doesn’t matter if you are mature aged or just out of high school, a domestic or international student, we have a dedicated team of trained student mentors ready to assist you in making a smooth transition into university life.

Benefits for new students

  • immediate link into University of Melbourne student community

  • opportunity to discuss any personal issues and concerns with an experienced peer

  • meet and develop friendships with people across various faculties and year levels

  • reference to support services in both the faculty and university

  • develop communication skills and confidence

  • throughout the semester there are many events eg. Coffee catch ups, amazing race and trivia nights

  • it’s FREE!

The mentors

Our team of committed mentors are here to:

  • give you advice based on their own experiences

  • assist you in making the most from your time at university

  • refer you to resources and services available in the University community if necessary

  • be your friend

Mentors are not required to provide academic help (they are not academic tutors).

Matching process

We will aim to pair mentees with suitable mentors that study the same or similar major or discipline (subject to the number of applicants) before the semester starts.

More information

Please join the UMSU Mentoring Semester 2 Facebook Group  and like our Facebook page to stay up to date with our latest news and events.

Any questions please email or contact us on Facebook.

Thanks for your interest in UMSU Mentoring! Applications have closed for Semester 2, 2018 and will open again next year for Semester 1, 2019. Any queries please do not hesitate to email the directors at or message us on Facebook at