Category Archives: Student Success

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UC Student Blogger | Mentors at UC

Coming to university for the first time can feel scary especially if you are from out of town and don’t know anybody. Here at UC, we can make this experience a little bit easier with our targeted mentor programme for those who have just started. When you apply for a mentor you will be paired with an older student studying a similar subject or has similar interests to you. They can help you to access the services on campus and can be someone you can talk to about your experiences and studies.

Types of mentorship at UC

UC Mentoring Programme

This is the standard mentor programme which is open to all first years. The mentors come from a range of backgrounds from first in the family to study at uni, to PhD, domestic and international.

Click here to Register

Māori Leadership Programme

This is a mentor programme specifically made for first-year Māori students. You’ll be paired with one of our Māori Tuākana/Mentors, who are trained by our Māori leadership team. You don’t need to be able to speak Te Reo Māori or be studying Māori to take up this opportunity.

Register to get a Tuākana

Pacific Mentoring Programme

This mentor programme is designed for enrolled Pasifika students at UC. Your mentor will introduce you to support services, and events for Pasifika students as well as help you to become familiar with UC more generally.

Click here to register

College based and club mentoring

These are mentoring programmes created by academic clubs alongside their respected colleges and is perfect for those who want help with their studies. These include:

  • EngMe: Mentoring and academic support for first-year engineering students bought you by ENSOC.
  • LawMe: Mentoring and academic support for first-year law students bought you by LAWSOC.
  • Non-academic Arts Mentors: Mentoring for first-year College of Arts students bought you by UC Arts Society (work in progress).

Contact the relevant clubs for more information

For more information on mentorship or how to become on yourself visit:

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