Programme overview

This programme is designed to help first year students succeed at university.

FYE 2018

First Year Experience partners incoming students in the Faculty of Arts with a student mentor who will provide orientation and pastoral support throughout their first year of study. This partnership will help to quickly integrate first year students into campus culture, making the transition to university study smoother.

The first year of university study can be very challenging as you attempt to balance the demands of study, work, family and friends. Having a mentor for support could mean the difference between becoming overwhelmed by these demands or developing the skills to help you balance the demands that university study places on your life.

Your mentor will be a great source of information about the services on campus and how to use them. First Year Experience will also allow you to meet other students taking the same courses as you, so you can start to make your own social networks on campus and hopefully get the most out of your time at University.

We hope the First Year Experience programme will help you to feel comfortable at university, do your very best in your studies, make new friends, and have lots of fun!

For more information contact:

Tessa Sefton
First Year Experience Coordinator
+64 9 923 2652

Interested in becoming a mentor?

The FYE mentor team is a tight knit group of students, and as a mentor you get to be part of a community, make new friends and be part of a well-established faculty programme.

FYE mentors learn valuable leadership and communication skills, and get hands on training and development throughout the whole year.

Mentors can use their volunteering experience to apply for a Leadership and Service Award, and get formal recognition on their transcripts for their work.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please submit an Expression of Interest to Tessa before Monday 29 October.

You must have completed two semesters of your degree to qualify for a mentor role.