Mentor program

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences mentor program will assist your transition as a new student. The program commences in Orientation week when you will be placed in a group with other first year students. Your group will be led by a mentor, who is a later year student from your course. Your mentor will be your guide throughout Orientation week and your first semester of university. They will be there to answer your questions, get you involved with various activities and clubs and show you how the faculty and university life works.

What is a mentor and how will they help me?

Your mentor will help you to get settled, become connected with students and services, and ensure you are equipped to tackle university life. Mentors can share their experiences and offer advice on:

  • how to adapt to university life
  • what to expect when your course begins
  • what support services exist on campus
  • the social life on campus
  • the workload and study requirements

How do I get a mentor?

You will get a letter and an email (to your Monash email account) outlining your mentor group, your mentor and your registration point for your first day of Orientation Week.  If you do not receive an email, please contact 9903 9090.

How often will I meet with my mentor group?

During Orientation week you will meet with your mentor group and participate in various activities focused around getting to know your group and familiarising yourself with your course and campus.

After Orientation Week we will also schedule a number of follow up social activities so you can reconnect with your group and other first year students.

In addition to this, your mentor will keep in contact via email and scheduled catch ups throughout the year.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions about the mentor program please contact the faculty on 9903 9090.

Want to be a mentor for new students?

Mentors are recruited at the end of semester two. Current students will be sent an invitation inviting them to apply to be a mentor for the following year.