Student Mentors are Victoria University (VU) students, employed within the Learning Hubs to offer transition, engagement and academic assistance to other VU students. Student Mentors reflect the diverse student body at VU, coming from a range of disciplines, study levels and cultural backgrounds, as well as from domestic and international cohorts.

Student Mentors are knowledgeable in their area of study and can confidently provide assistance and guidance to other students from the same or similar discipline.

As experienced VU students, they also understand the various VU systems, including the online learning environment, and can help locate a range of information from the student perspective.

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More about our study support

Student Mentors are regularly available in Learning Hubs to support you with all of your study needs, from using VU systems such as MYVU Portal and VU Collaborate to understanding administrative processes like applying for special consideration or advanced standing.

Student Mentors can also provide a range of transition support, including navigating the virtual and physical campuses and advice on settling into university life. At the start of each semester, you'll likely see us during orientation, working with our colleagues in the student service centre at VUHQ and even popping into your class to say “Hi”.

Whatever your needs, we are here for you so drop in for a chat.

Study Spaces are welcoming, collaborative spaces providing the opportunity for supported study alongside a mentor and your peers from the same course area.

If you're studying engineering, for example, you can attend an Engineering Study Space and learn from a more experienced engineering student.

Study Spaces are an excellent way to improve your academic study skills specific to your learning needs.

There is no need to book in for these Study Spaces, drop in any time either online or at campus, simply login and check the schedule at Learning Hub Online for days and times.

Student Mentors have a fabulous array of skills to share with their peers, including speaking various languages other than English.

Student Mentors love being able to support other students, so we are pleased to offer regular study sessions in the following languages for local and international students:

  • Sinhalese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish 
  • Hindi.

There is no need to book in for these Study Spaces, drop in any time either online or at campus, simply login and check the schedule at Learning Hub Online for days and times.

Contact us

To get in contact with the Student Mentoring team please email us at [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you.

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