Melbourne Peer Mentor Program

The Melbourne Peer Mentor Program is a series of five peer led sessions crafted to help ensure that all newly commencing Bachelor of Arts students feel supported while navigating the start of their university journey.

Faculty of Arts Peer Mentoring Program

How will the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program (MPMP) benefit me?

As a first-year student you will be a part of the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program and matched with a group of your peers and a Peer Mentor.

During peer mentor sessions, you will have access to helpful advice, be provided with the opportunity to make new social connections and find out more about the many university services on offer.

Key benefits include: 

  • Sessions are run by experienced student mentors who have been in your shoes!
  • Opportunities to socialise with fellow Arts students outside the classroom. It’s a great way to meet new friends and help form study groups
  • Gaining faculty-based information – get the inside word on the various events, clubs and activities hosted specifically within the Faculty of Arts
  • Relevant and valuable guidance even if you have previously studied an undergraduate degree at another university or are transferring from another course within the University of Melbourne

For more information on Melbourne Peer Mentor Program, access the Student Portal and check out the  "Advising and Mentoring" link  in the navigation bar  at the top of the page.


Newly commencing undergraduate students will meet with their Peer Mentor group on a weekly basis for the first five weeks of semester, during which time the following key topics will be explored:

Week 1: Getting to know each other 

Week 2: Settling in

Week 3: Thriving at uni

Week 4: Staying on track

Week 5: Looking forward

What do I need to do to select my Melbourne Peer Mentor Program session time and group?

Shortly before the beginning of semester you will be prompted to preference a session that suits your timetable and will then be sorted into groups of your peers with similar availability.

For more information on Melbourne Peer Mentor Program, access the Student Portal and check out the  "Advising and Mentoring" link  in the navigation bar at the top of the page.


Isabelle – 2020 Arts Mentor

Isabelle – Arts Mentor

My proudest moment about this program has been seeing the engagement between my mentees outside of our mentoring sessions. Whether it is their banter in the sessions or their comments on each other’s Facebook posts, I find great joy in the fact they have built genuine friendships from meeting each other at our first mentoring session.

Reina – Arts Mentor

Reina – Arts Mentor

My favourite part of the program is the opportunity for me to assist other students in understanding what resources are available for them.

I’m honoured to have been a part of this program, and I thank my Peer Leaders for the help and support they provided for the Peer Mentors.

Steph – 2020 Arts Mentor

Steph – Arts Mentor

The best element of the program was that it was an opportunity to make friends and form connections with those who are going through similar first year experiences as a mentee or had gone through it already as a mentor - and especially during the Covid-19 quarantine as the program adjusted quickly to support the needs of first years. I am also glad I got to improve my leadership and communication skills during this time.  

Thank you for supporting mentors too!

Get Involved – apply to become a Peer Mentor

Mentoring in the Faculty of Arts is a rewarding volunteering opportunity. If you are interested in applying and would like further information on time commitment and eligibility, please visit the Apply to become a peer mentor web page.

Frequently asked questions

You can find a range of FAQ’s and answers on the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program website.

Contact us

If you want to reach out to ask about the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program, need help as a mentee or mentor or simply need to provide feedback – we would love to hear from you!

Arts Student Life Team

James Wilsdon
Team Leader Student Life
Student Life, Faculty of Arts

Dan Allemann
Program Officer Student Life
Faculty of Arts

Maree Stathoulis
Program Officer Student Life
Faculty of Arts

Submit an enquiry

You can contact us directly by submitting an enquiry here.

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