Is this your first time studying at university?
Are you feeling nervous or concerned?
Would you like a second or third-year student to be your mentor?
Having a mentor/buddy as you start your university journey can be a big help. The Arts peer mentor program will match you with a senior Arts ambassador student who will help you get settled and connected as you begin your studies.
Monash is a big place and it is easy to lose track. A mentor can answer all your questions, give you tips on survival and study skills, and introduce you to new people.
The program is open to domestic and international undergraduate Arts students at Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Mentors are always available for new students, at any time of the year.
Please register your interest with the Arts Transition team at email@example.com if you would like to be assigned a mentor.
Current Bachelor of Arts student
When I heard about the PAL program which aimed at providing similar support to all first year Arts students, I jumped at the opportunity to be a mentor. I also remember what first year was like – not knowing how tutorials worked, what exactly was required with weekly readings, trying to figure out what kind of essay was needed, the difficulty of making friends in such a small time… Having the opportunity to share my experiences with first years and being there to encourage them to ask all those questions that may seem stupid and you can’t really ask your lecturers about, has been incredibly satisfying.
So many people feel alienated and lost when they come to uni, and some just end up leaving all together. I want to help people to settle in and make the most of their uni experience because the last four years at university have truly been the best of my life.
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