Student Mentors are experienced, successful students studying at VU, who are trained to help other VU students.

We are here to support your transition to university and pass on knowledge and skills in and outside of our discipline areas.

We'll help you navigate the online learning environment and VU's digital systems. And you can speak with us about your assessments, get constructive feedback, and improve your academic skills.

You'll see us at Orientation, then running online discipline-based Study Spaces and bilingual study sessions, and perhaps dropping into your class.

Starting uni

At the start of each semester, you'll likely see us during Orientation, working with our colleagues from VUHQ student service centres, and popping into your class to say 'hi'.

Student Mentors will help you settle in, offering advice on:

  • navigating our virtual (and physical) campuses
  • learning to use MYVU, VU Collaborate and other VU systems
  • settling into university life
  • getting the most out of your university experience
  • understanding various processes, such as applying for special consideration or advanced standing (credits).

We're all friendly, so drop-in to a session for help or a chat!

Study assistance & skills workshops

Student Mentors can help you build and develop the following skills:

  • time management
  • self-motivation
  • successful study strategies
  • exam techniques
  • presentation skills
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • resilience
  • navigating the online learning environment and VU systems.

We also run College-based Study Spaces and bilingual study sessions in the Learning Hub VU Collaborate Space. These are open to all students studying at VU and there's no need to book.

Study Spaces

Study Spaces are welcoming, collaborative spaces where you can improve your study skills and get academic support in college-specific areas. For example, if you're studying engineering, you can learn from more-experienced engineering students.

There is no need to book. You can drop in to the Study Space via Learning Hub VU Collaborate Space. For our full schedule, head to Learning Hub online.

Bilingual study sessions

We run regular study sessions in the following languages for local and international students:

  • Sinhalese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish.

Find a Study Space or Drop-in

Study Space and Drop In times and locations can be found on Learning Hub Online.

Log in to Learning Hub

Find a Student Mentor

You can speak to a Student Mentor in VU Learning Hubs, located at five VU campuses.

  • Times: 10am - 5pm
  • Days: Monday – Friday throughout the semester

Become a Student Mentor

Applications to become a Student Mentor are open all year round.

There's a new intake of Student Mentors twice a year, ready for the start of each semester.

Login to Learning Hub and apply to become a Student Mentor today!

Apply now

"During my final year, I mentored first-year accounting students which allowed me to give back to students who needed that additional support."

- Kris Bondin, Bachelor of Business graduate

Contact us

We may make contact with you throughout the study year, to check on your progress and see if you need help from our mentoring team.

You can contact a student mentor: