What is Access Monash Mentoring?
The Access Monash Mentoring program is for Year 11 and 12 students at our partner schools who want to explore post-school options but whose families have limited experience with university study.
How does the program work?
Students are paired with an experienced and engaged Monash student Mentor to work in a one-on-one mentoring relationship for the final two years of secondary school.
The program aims to create student-to-student connections, helping secondary students from low socio-economic (low SES) communities bridge the gap from school to university.
The mentoring sessions and activities are designed to help mentees explore and extend their interests and career and study options, develop future plans based on those options, as well as build their study techniques, goal-setting, effective communication, motivation and resilience.
Katie and Sammy share their experience of the Access Monash Mentoring Program
What are the benefits?
The program offers a unique double benefit: supporting current Monash students to develop their skills and give back to the community, while assisting aspiring senior secondary students to achieve in higher education.
Mentees benefit from the unique connection they develop with a successful Monash student who has recently experienced the challenges of VCE and the school-to-university transition.
Mentors benefit from the opportunity to develop leadership, public speaking and teamwork skills, and form valuable connections with senior Monash staff, alumni and community leaders. They are also considered for the Monash Community Leaders Scholarship ($4000 per year).