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New to Curtin Mentoring

The New to Curtin Mentor Program links new students to more experienced students in a similar area of study. Mentors help you settle in to your first semester at Curtin.

Ways a mentor can help

As well as giving you tips about where to get the best (or cheapest) food on campus, your mentor can guide you with:

  • Navigating university systems (OASIS, timetabling, Blackboard)
  • University life and making friends
  • Balancing your workload
  • How to submit assignments
  • Referencing issues
  • Finding your way around your campus, including your Library
  • Where to find support for personal and study issues.

How to get a mentor

If you’re a new undergraduate student at the Perth campus, we’ll provide you with a student mentor. In most cases, you’ll connect with your mentor during Orientation. Otherwise, you should hear from your mentor by email in the first couple of weeks of semester.

Unfortunately, the program is not available to students studying online through Open Universities Australia at this time.

Thank you letters from mentees to mentors

“Hi Hannah. Thank you so much for all your help so far this semester. You’ve been a big help for me in understanding things and helping clarify certain requirements such as the mandatory requirements. Hope that your year goes great and wishing you the best of luck for the future!”

– Sem 1, 2021 Mentee

“Although I never replied, I found your emails super helpful and nice to look forward to! Thank you for sticking with us, and being consistent even though I never (and i’m sure a lot of us) never sent an email back! I definitely found all the support super helpful. Really appreciate it, thank you!”

– Sem 1, 2021 Mentee

“Thank you Hannah for guiding us into Physio at Curtin. No doubt that it’s an unbelievably hard school, however it makes it worthwhile because everyone is on the same boat as you. You’ve helped me tremendously, especially in the beginning when I was stressed out for not catching up with the work.”

– Sem 1, 2021 Mentee

“Hey Matt, I just want to say a huge thank you for all the emails you have sent this semester towards your mentors. They have been very informative and comforting at times, particularly when i thought uni was all a bit too much to me.”

– Sem 1, 2021 Mentee

“Cheers Simon, you have been a great mentor, smoothing over the nerves entering uni life as a mature aged student! Your positivity, guidance and knowledge has been greatly appreciated!”

– Sem 1, 2021 Mentee

“Thank you for giving me assurance that managing work and uni can be possible and to practice self-care. And for sharing your experience that you’ve been through a similar adjustment, it made me think that if you could do it, then so can I.”

– Sem 2, 2021 Mentee

“Thank you so much for helping me out during all my hard times through these units I have been struggling with and always on time with replies to my emails.”

– Sem 1, 2021 Mentee