Access Mentoring

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The program

At Monash, we believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to access and excel at university. Our Access Monash Mentoring program aims to improve university access and participation for talented students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

About the role

In this program, you will work in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with Year 11 and 12 students from our partner schools in under-represented communities, supporting them during their final two years of secondary school

Whilst helping students navigate the challenges of VCE and transition into higher education, you will be developing your own skills and giving back to the community.

Who can participate?

Access mentoring roles are open to current students who are enrolled at an Australian campus throughout 2023 (semester one and two)

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled throughout 2023 (semester one and two) as a Monash University student in Australia
  • Achieved 65% average in your Monash studies (current students), or a minimum ATAR of 80.00 (commencing students)
  • Completed Year 12 in Australia
  • Be able to commit to meeting up to 2 mentees at their schools fortnightly
  • Be able to commit at least 2 hours of your time per week over the academic year
  • Be able to travel independently to schools and Monash campuses to run activities

Time commitment

2 hours per week over the academic year.

More information and applications

To find out more about becoming a Peer Mentor, go to the Access Mentoring website.

Pre-Volunteering Module

From 2023, all staff and students will need to complete a short module, Foundations of Volunteering, before undertaking any volunteering activities. Get started here!