Three reasons you should become a Student Mentor

If you have completed at least one year of study, and want to help new students transition into uni life, have you ever thought of becoming a Student Mentor?

Student Mentors provide general support, sharing experiences and directing new students to the correct point of contact when needed.

There are so many great reasons to volunteer as a Student Mentor. Here are our top three…

#1 Develop your skills

Student Mentors have the chance to step up and gain leadership and other transferable skills, such as teamwork and problem solving. Not to mention enhanced communication skills. Not only does this give you an extra boost in your future career, you may also notice increased self-confidence.

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#2 Join a network of like-minded students

By volunteering as a Student Mentor, you will join a committed group of students, with the same passion and purpose as you. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and grow your network.

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#3 It’s fun

As a Mentor you will get to participate in the fun and games of events like Orientation, and can interact and communicate with your mentees on Moodle. Mentors also get a t-shirt, a certificate of appreciation signed by the Vice-Chancellor, and a 5% discount on textbook purchases – courtesy of the CQUniversity Bookshop.

We’re always looking for new Student Mentors. Find out more about this opportunity, including how to apply at

Ashleigh Truscott (

I am a CQUni alumnus, who graduated back in 2010. Straight after graduating, I took a job in media, and later returned to CQUni working full-time as Student Communications Assistant. I remember all too well the panic fuelled ‘all-nighters’, getting lost on campus, confusion over systems, and the general feeling of being unsure. I'm excited to share my experiences and provide some insights into university life.

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