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 any time of the year.
How to register for the program
- Complete the online form here
- Visit on of our fortnightly PAL Common Rooms
For more information
For any inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Why become an Arts Student?
Monash Arts Students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time.
First in the Family
The Arts First in the Family is a program for Arts students who are the first of their generation to attend University.
Students enrolled in an Arts degree are able to gain academic credit and practical workplace experience through several work-integrated learning programs. Internships are an ideal way for the university to combine theoretical, classroom-based learning with experiential learning that prepares students for work in the real-world after the completion of their studies.