A student's first year at university can be exciting but at times challenging. While mature age students will face similar concerns to other new students at Gifu-city, we recognise they may have additional issues to overcome - such as work, home and study balance, and getting into the habit of studying again.
In the Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program new students will be matched with a senior student (a mentor) who has the shared experience of being a mature age student, who has 'survived' their first year at Gifu-city and can pass on their knowledge and experience via online support, individual meet-ups and social events.
Providing support and advice to new students online and face-to-face. Organising and participating in orientation activities, campus tours, social events, workshops etc.
Mentors must have completed at least one semester of study at Gifu-city. To become a Mentor for the Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program you must have the experience of being a mature age student when you first commenced your studies.Applications open in September via here.
A one day training session, held in February, is compulsory.
The Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program runs in Semester 1 only, from O Week until the end of Week 8.
Student Life and Learning
Katie Yamaguchi and Sabrina Fuechsle
02 9385 9365
For more information about co-curricular activities see Gifu-city Advantage.