Set4ANU Mentoring Program
Set4ANU is a fun, free, 8 week program designed to prepare students to excel at The Australian National University through holistic support during their first semester at ANU.
Join the Set4ANU program to be matched with a mentor to assist you in your transition to university life here at the ANU!
In the Set4ANU Program, mentees are matched with later year ANU student mentors. Mentors are there to help assist mentees in connecting them to support around ANU, answering their questions, and being a friendly, welcoming face.
The program begins the week before orientation week and runs until the teaching break (Week 7).
What does it look like to have a mentor?
As a part of the Set4ANU program, you will receive weekly newsletters that discuss important and relevant topics like the services available to you here at the ANU, as well as events that are happening at the ANU and around Canberra. We will also provide some topics to discuss with your mentor if you aren't sure what to talk about! Mentors are students who volunteer their time to support new students in welcoming them to campus. Many mentors like to meet with their mentees for a coffee and a chat, while others like to do activities together around the campus. Every mentor's style is different! Mentors are there to help you develop the confidence and skills to succeed here at the ANU. Please note however, that mentors should not be asked for academic tutoring and cannot give official course advice, although they can point you in the direction of suitable people for this!
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Mentee Eligibility and Expectations
- You must be beginning your first semester on campus at ANU
- International and domestic students are welcome to register
- Undergraduate and postgraduate mentees are welcome to register
As mentors are student volunteers who are giving their time to welcome students, we ask that mentees respect their mentors' time and effort. If you register for the program but are no longer interested in participating; that's ok! Please just get in contact with your mentor or our team to let us know. We also ask that mentees respond and be communicative with their mentors and let them know in advance if they are not able to make an arranged meeting.
Interested in becoming a Set4ANU Mentee?
The Set4ANU Semester 2 2023 program is currently underway and registrations are now closed. Please check back for registrations for Semester 1 2024!
Our new students (mentees) are a diverse bunch from a range of backgrounds and we'd like a diverse group of mentors, so we encourage later year students from all backgrounds to apply!
Register to be a Set4ANU Mentor
Mentor Registration for Semester 1 2024 has now closed. Please check back for registrations for Semester 2 2024 or send us an email at email@example.com
Mentors play a vital role in welcoming new students to the ANU and assisting in their transition. Mentors are responsible for helping to answer their mentee's questions, directing them to relevant support around the ANU and being a friendly welcoming presence for their mentees.
Mentees can plan to spend approximately 2-3 hours a week supporting their mentees in the first few weeks of the program, and less time as their mentees become more comfortable here at the ANU. The program runs from the week before Orientation Week until the Teaching Break. In total, the program is 8 weeks. Mentors are expected to be available to support their mentee(s) either in person or online from two weeks before the start of the semester. Mentors can expect to be matched with between three and five mentees.
Mentors can claim the hours spent mentoring during the Set4ANU program towards the ANU+ Award. To learn more about ANU + and how to get involved, visit the website here.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate mentors are welcome to apply.
- Mentors can be international or domestic students.
- Mentors should hold a current Working With Vulnerable People Card (WWVP card) or be willing to apply for one (please note there is no cost involved in applying for the WWVP card, as applications are free for volunteers).
- New mentors must participate in a one hour face-to-face training session and complete approximately one hour of online training prior to beginning their duties as a mentor in the new semester.
- Mentors should expect to be available one week prior to orientation week and orientation week to support their new mentees.
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