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Start your Charles Sturt journey the right way. Connect with an experienced student mentor and set yourself up for study success!

Join us now  to build your academic skills, to access University support services and to connect with peers with experience in being a newly enrolled university student.

Role: New student 
Eligibility: Commencing students in Session 2, 2023
What: New students are paired with mentors and work with a small group of peers for the first four weeks of session on building skills to be successful at University. For one hour each week, you will participate in our mentoring program Uni Foundations where you will meet new friends, build your academic skills and learn how to access CSU's support and skills team to make your first year of University a success. 
When: Weeks 1-4 of session 
4 x 1 hour group mentoring sessions, either online or in person (depending on your course and location). 
Mode: Virtual (Chronus Platform / Zoom) or on campus. 

Role: Mentor  
Eligibility: Current students, second year and beyond.
What: Orientation Buddies present four workshops and have the opportunity to answer new students’ questions and share their experience of succeeding in university life. Mentors play an important role in helping new students feel empowered, welcome and ready for university life. 
When: Weeks 1-4 of session
- 1 hour training (online) 
- 4 x 1 hour online briefing sessions prior to delivering each weekly workshop
- 4 x 1 hour group mentoring sessions, either online or in person depending course requirements  
Mode: Virtual (Chronus Platform and Zoom) or on campus

Why become a Mentor?

  • SUPPORT the growth and success of your peers
  • CONNECT with rich peer and professional communities
  • ADVANCE your leadership, communication and employability skills
  • GROW through personalised training and professional development

Why become a Mentee?

  • GROW your peer and professional network
  • LEARN to navigate the challenges of modern work
  • DEVELOP your employability and leadership skills
  • EXPLORE new opportunities and build your career path


One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell

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