Access Monash Mentoring
The Access Monash Mentoring program is our flagship initiative to provide intensive mentoring support to secondary school students who aspire to university study, but come from environments with little experience with higher education.
This program pairs Year 11 and 12 students with an experienced and engaged Monash student mentor in a one-on-one mentoring relationship in the final years of secondary school.
Mentees receive individual support from their mentor who has walked a similar life path to them, in preparation for their future study and career. Through this, mentees are able to gain insight into university life. They learn from the experience of their mentors, participate in campus visits, and develop connections to university.
Mentors are Monash students who not only experience the positive value of giving back, but also build their employability through leadership and communication skills. Many of them come from similar under-represented backgrounds as their mentees. By mentoring in this program, they are eligible for a Monash Mentor Scholarship so that with this financial support, they can fully focus on their studies.
Not only do we aim to support under-represented school students through this program, we also want to help equip Monash students with the skills they need to graduate career-ready.