Peer mentoring

If you're keen to connect with your psychology student community, share experiences and have fun, consider becoming a PsychUnited peer mentor or joining the peer mentoring program as a mentee.

Learn more about PsychUnited below.

Why join a peer mentoring program? Being a ‘mentee’ is not just about having a mentor to guide you through your first semester. It’s also about connecting with other students new to UQ, and discovering your strengths. (There are also plenty of free and fun activities along the way!)

By joining PsychUnited as a mentee you can:

  1. Meet with a mentor one-on-one throughout the semester
  2. Learn how to thrive at UQ
  3. Join group events on and off campus
  4. Build future networks
  5. Become part of a community.

Mentee eligibility

  • First semester, first year Psychology students enrolled in BPsySc (Hons), BA (Psychology) or BSc (Psychology).

For further information and to sign up, visit the PsychUnited page on the UQ Mentoring app.

Peer mentoring programs allow our new students to find and connect with a mentor and receive guidance from someone who has 'stood exactly where they are now'. As a mentor you have the opportunity to share your knowledge, facilitate social connection and be an approachable person for new students to talk with.

Why mentor?

Developing your employability and experiencing personal growth are a significant part of being a mentor. Benefits include:

  • Discover and reflect on your strengths
  • Build upon your enterprise capabilities
  • Articulate your experiences for a professional environment
  • Faculty Leadership Award
  • Contribution to the UQ Employability Award
  • UQ Volunteer Appreciation Night

What is PsychUnited?

PsychUnited is a semester long program for first semester psychology students. Students will be placed in groups of 6-8 and matched with two psychology student mentors. PsychUnited is all about the holistic student experience – transition, well-being and academic adjustment.

The mentor role includes:

  • ‘Meet your Mentor’ session in O Week
  • Participate in 4 events of your choice
  • Mentor-Mentee coffee catch ups
  • Chat with mentees via online hub

All mentor pairs will be allocated a small event budget as well as UQU and Chatime vouchers to facilitate events and coffee catch ups.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for students with a range of interests, skills and experience with a desire to support their fellow students.

Mentor eligibility

  • Must be enrolled in BPsySc (Hons), or BSc (Psychology), or BA (Psychology)
  • BA (Psychology) and BSc (Psychology) must have completed 2x core Psychology courses
  • Undergraduate students in their 2nd year + with a minimum GPA of 4.0
  • Commit to 20 hours per semester

Mentor applications for semester 2 2019 have now closed. Applications for semester 1 2020 will open in September.

To learn more about PsychUnited visit UQ Mentoring.

Contact Meg Cridland for more information.
E: py-undergrad@psy.uq.edu.au