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

We are here to support your academic journey, and to pass on knowledge and skills in our specialised areas.

We'll help you navigate the University's campuses and digital systems. And you can speak with us about your assessments, gain constructive feedback, and be guided towards improving your academic skills.

Throughout your time at VU, you may also receive a call or an email from a Student Mentor. These calls are just to check in and find out how you're going in your studies.

Starting uni

At the start of each semester, you may see Student Mentors near our VUHQ student service centres.

Student Mentors are here to help you to get to know VU, offering advice on:

  • navigating the campus
  • learning to use MYVU Portal
  • settling into university life.

Feel free to ask a Student Mentor for help, or just have a chat.

Study assistance & skills workshops

Student Mentors can help you with the following skills:

  • time management
  • self-motivation
  • exam techniques
  • presentation skills
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • resilience
  • navigating VU systems.

We also run Study Spaces and Skills-based Drop-ins in the Learning Hub. These are open to all students studying at VU.

Study Spaces

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

There is no need to book. VU students can drop in to the Study Space during the designated times.

Skills-based Drop-ins

Skills-based drop-ins help you to develop skills in a variety of areas, including software packages, for your course or your future career.

Each drop-in has a specific skill or software focus. Areas we cover include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • AUTOCAD
  • SPSS
  • MatLab
  • presentation skills
  • report writing.

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.

Apply to become a Student Mentor today!

Apply now

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: