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Science mentoring programme

The Faculty of Science mentoring programme began in 2016, with 32 mentors. It has now grown to 90 mentors and we're looking for more students to join us.

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Science mentors

Science mentors are second or third-year Bachelor of Science students who are achieving academically. Mentors act as a point of contact for first-year students in their time of transition into life at the University and the Faculty of Science. Their role is to provide pastoral care to first-year students, and they connect students to other new students, resources, services on campus, and offer relevant tips and advice.

Mentors are matched up with new first-year students by major, so that there is a similar background of study. Mentors are encouraged to offer guidance and advice based on their own experiences.

Every new Science student will be matched with a mentor in the first week of Semester One. Mentors organise meet-ups with their mentees, and contact them via email or Facebook group.

 

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Would you like to be a Science mentor in 2018?

If you're interested in joining the Science mentoring programme as a mentor for 2018, please fill out the expression of interest form.

We'll contact you towards the end of Semester Two regarding your interest in the role.

 

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Would you like to have a Science mentor?

If you didn't have a mentor in Semester One but you'd like to be matched with one, please fill out the sign up for a mentor form.  

We'll match you with a Science mentor for the remainder of the year, and your mentor will contact you directly.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Science mentoring programme, please contact Lauren Collins, Science mentors leader and coordinator, at science-mentoring@auckland.ac.nz.