Student Mentors

Our Student Mentors are experienced VU students who can help you settle into VU, and pass on knowledge in our specialised areas.

What is a Student Mentor?

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 are knowledgeable in their area of study and can confidently provide assistance and guidance to other students from the same or similar discipline. They also understand the various VU systems, including the online learning environment, and can help locate a range of information from the student perspective. 

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.

What we do

Student Mentor Study Help

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.

Connect with a Student Mentor through Vygo

As well as meeting Student Mentors in the Learning Hub, you can now also connect directly with a mentor through our new Vygo platform. Browse mentor profiles and connect with your chosen person. Book online or face to face support sessions, or simply have a text chat.

Join Vygo

Study Spaces

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.

You can arrange a study space with your chosen mentor through the Vygo app.