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UC STAR (Student Transition and Retention)

UC Student Mentor Program

UC Student Mentors will provide intensive individualised support to commencing UC students.

The UC Student Mentor Program (UCSM) involves current UC students being role models, university guides and mentors for commencing university students for the duration of their first semester.

Mentors will:

  • Support commencing students to transition to university
  • Receive recognition for the Canberra Award
  • Have access to a Mentor from the Alumni network
  • Be invited to bespoke networking and professional development opportunities including:
    • Networking events
    • Career progression support
    • Career information, advice and guidance
    • Opportunities to gain training and skills in new areas
  • Receive a UC Student Mentor Pack

Become a student mentor poster

Mentees will:

  • Be matched to a Mentor from the UC community
  • Receive support through weekly social support catch ups
  • Be welcomed personally into the UC student community
  • Be linked to additional support networks early in their student journey
  • Build their own social support networks through new friends, fellow students and the Mentor community
  • Have all questions and concerns addressed by a peer at weekly catch ups

For more information on the program, email