Three reasons you should become a Student Mentor

Have you completed your first year of study and want to help new students transition into uni life? Become a Student Mentor for Term 1 2020!

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 employment 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, but you may also notice increased self-confidence. Becoming a mentor will also allow you to be eligible for the CQU Engaged Leadership Certificate and enable access for you to apply for the 2020 Student Leadership Conference.


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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. The Mentor program has new and improved activities in 2020 that will drive engagement with students. Our Student Mentors also receive a t-shirt, certificate of appreciation signed by the Vice-Chancellor, and a 5% discount on textbook purchases – courtesy of the CQUni Bookshop.


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Are you eligible?

To be eligible to become a Student Mentor you must be a current Higher Education student who has completed one year of study with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or higher. To check your GPA, generate an unofficial transcript in MyCentre.

Interested? 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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