Set4ANU Mentoring

SET4ANU is a fun, free orientation program designed to assist new, first semester students as they transition to life at ANU.

Participating 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. 

Participate in SET4ANU and you'll enjoy: 

  • An 8 week mentoring program with an experienced ANU student
  • A supportive online community which will share news about upcoming important dates and interesting events with you, and provide opportunities to ask questions of the wider Set4ANU community 
  • Fun social events where you can meet other students and find out how to make the most of your time here at ANU

Expand the options below for information on how to apply to be a mentor or mentee! For any enquiries, please contact

All first year students are welcome to attend our events and activities. Like our facebook page to keep up to date with our events.

1. What is Set4ANU Mentoring

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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.

We have three key activities which you can use to transition to ANU smoothly:

  • 8 week long mentoring program, designed to help you develop the skills and networks you need to be a successful ANU student
  • Social events and online community, where you can make friends and meet others with the same interests as you
  • Activities and workshops to help you think about succeeding as an ANU student

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!

2. Register to Get a Mentor

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Applications to join our Set4ANU program as a mentee (ie a new student) are now open! We ask you to complete a short questionnaire to register for the program and will be in touch with more information following your sign up.

Register here: 

3. Register to Become a Mentor 

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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!

New mentors register here:

Existing mentors re-register here: (if you were a mentor for Semester 2, 2022 only)

4. Paid Employment with SET4ANU (for Student Leaders)

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Set4ANU employs ANU students to become student leaders.

Student Leaders are students who have stepped up to help run Set4ANU's events, online support, and other aspects of the mentoring program. This is a paid (casual) position open to current students of ANU. Experience as a Set4ANU mentor is highly desirable but not required.

How to Apply Information:

Applications for Set4ANU Student Leaders are currently closed.


fully funded by SSAF

Set4ANU is fully funded by SSAF

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