Set4ANU Mentoring

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.

Are you feeling: 

  • Unsure about how to approach your study choices or getting help when you're stuck?
  • Confused about the various administrative and online systems across the university?
  • Lost around campus?
  • In need of friendly faces, or of people with similar interests to you?
  • Overwhelmed by the sheer number of things you need to set up, enrol in, choose, find, collect, buy, and learn?

New students are given a later year student mentor who can help you make new friends, answer your questions, and share their knowledge and networks to help you settle into your study here at ANU. They also have experience living in Canberra, so can also be a useful contact person for any general questions or concerns about the broader community.

Remember that Set4ANU mentors are later year students volunteering to help first semester students, and are not responsible for you or your learning. They 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!

For any enquiries, please contact


Register to get a Mentor for Semester 1, 2023

Applications to join our Set4ANU program as a mentee (ie a new student) for Semester 1 2023 is open. Fill in the survey to receive a Mentor. 

Semester 1 2023 must be your first Semester in your first year to be eligible to apply for a mentor. 

Register to be a Mentor

Our mentors are experienced ANU students (have completed at least one semester) who care about the experience of new students! They are willing to invest a bit of time over the first half of the semester getting to know and support a small group of students and want to develop their coaching and peer support skills. 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!

Applications to be a mentor for Semester 1 2023 is now closed. 


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