Student Mentors are Victoria University (VU) students offering transition, engagement and academic assistance to other VU students. They reflect our diverse student body, and as experienced VU students, they understand how VU systems work and how to find help or information from the student perspective.

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

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 your transition to uni by 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 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 a more experienced engineering student.

There is no need to book in for these Study Spaces, you can drop in at any time via Learning Hub Online.

Bilingual study sessions

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

  • Sinhalese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish.

Find a Study Space

The full schedule of Study Space and bilingual session drop-in times and locations can be found on Learning Hub Online.

Find a Student Mentor

You can speak to a Student Mentor through Learning Hub online, or in person at five VU campuses: Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson, City Flinders, City Queen and St Albans (view locations and opening hours).

Become a Student Mentor

The Student Mentor Program sits alongside the Learning Hubs at Victoria University (VU).

Student Mentors are VU students employed to work within the Learning Hubs, offering 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.

Applications to become a Student Mentor open twice a year via Learning Hub, ready for the start of each semester.

Apply now for Semester 1, 2021

"I love being a Student Mentor because I am passionate about helping students succeed personally and academically. I would strongly encourage you to apply if you are passionate about helping students while also strengthening your own skills."

- Toolsika Rawoah, Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies graduate

Contact us

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

We look forward to hearing from you.