Guided Peer Support Mentee

Activity overview

How is the program run?

This program is running online and in-person options.

What will I do?

As a GPS Mentee, you will connect with peers and WIC staff, and develop deeper insight into the aspects of university life. As a first year student, you will be matched with an Indigenous Peer Guide who has completed the first year of your degree, to be guided in your transition to university.

Over the first two weeks of semester, your Peer Guide will share lots of knowledge, helpful hints and tips regarding topics such as:

  • Accessing and navigating SOLS
  • Exploring the university campus
  • Giving insight into different spaces
  • Giving insight into online study
  • Engaging in discussions about the different services available through WIC and mainstream UOW service
  • Having a place to ask questions in a culturally safe space with an established Indigenous student guide.

How will I benefit?

You will be provided with insight into aspects of university that may be overwhelming as a new student, and be supported to ask questions and build a sense of belonging, as well as build a connection with the WIC community.

How do I apply?

Contact the Program Coordinator Jessica Rees on or 4221 5285.

Are there any special requirements for this role?

This program is specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Minimum requirements for UOWx recognition

To receive UOWx Recognition, you must complete the following:

  • An "engaged" student will need to complete a minimum two hours in a calendar year
  • A "highly engaged" student will need to complete three hours in a calendar year

Further information

Please email Jessica Rees.

Where? When? Time commitment Type Learning Streams
  • Wollongong
  • Autumn Session
One hour per week for two weeks.
  • Volunteer
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Community and Social Change
  • Mentoring and Wellbeing