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UC Mentors recruiting now!

Sign up to be a mentor
Sign up to be a mentor

UC Mentoring provides new students with the tips and tricks of student life by those who know it best – YOU! 

If you want to share your wisdom with new students and help them settle into Uni, gain valuable experience yourself including communication skills and leadership, then we need to hear from you!  All of our mentors are supported with training seminars and workshops and become part of an awesome team of student mentors.  From Undergrad, to Post Grad, part time and distance, we are looking for mentors across all spheres.  Please note: we do not provide academic tutoring, it is based on a psycho social model of engagement.

Head to www.canterbury.ac.nz/mentoring to sign up to be a UC Mentor for 2020.  Closing date is 19 August and interviews will take place during the week of September 9.  All successful applicants are subject to VCA police checks.

If you want an informal chat or to find out more, contact Jo Carter via mentoring@canterbury.ac.nz or pop by Forestry 107.




2020 ENG ME! Peer Mentoring Programme

Would you like to strengthen your leadership and teamwork attributes on your CV and get paid for it?

The College of Engineering is recruiting students to join our 2020 ENG ME! Peer Mentoring programme as mentors and tutors.

This is a paid employment with the College of Engineering, so you can earn some money while also supporting your fellow students!

Application forms are available here -> https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/engme/

Alternatively, you can pick up physical application forms at the College of Engineering office reception (John Britten – Ground floor).

Any questions? Email us at engme@canterbury.ac.nz or visit us at the College of Engineering office.

More info:

ENG ME! is our student-led, College-enabled peer mentoring programme.

  • All Engineering Intermediate students and 1st year Product Design students are assigned to a peer mentoring group led by an ENG ME! Mentor who is a current Professional Year College of Engineering student who has “been there and done that” successfully. These groups will meet weekly for the first 10 weeks of Semester 1.
  • ENG ME! Mentors provide group mentoring to Engineering Intermediate students and 1st Year Product Design students in their first year of study at UC offering direction, encouragement, motivation and friendship through weekly contact for the first 10 teaching weeks of Semester 1.
  • Mentors can choose to run any of their weekly mentoring sessions as study groups and that is where our ENG ME! Tutors step in to help.
  • Mentors are able to invite ENG ME! Tutors and Academic Staff to attend sessions and answer student (mentees) questions. No preparation is required for ENG ME! Tutors, just a knowledge of the first year College of Engineering courses and an ability to explain concepts or answer questions.

Mentoring at UC

The University of Canterbury (UC) has sound, well organised support systems for pretty much anything a student may require during their time here to ensure their success and to support their goals.

One of many such efficient support systems, is the Mentoring Programme. Put into place by the Student Success department and run by Jane Hall, the Mentoring Programme can be your tool to success at all things UC.

To put it simply, the Mentoring Programme is a buddy system; a system that pairs up any student who  seeks help (mentee) with an experienced, well-seasoned UC student (mentor), potentially with similar interests and definitely in the same field of education.

The beauty of it is that it’s free, on campus and is open to anyone from UC without any restrictions. You could be here for your entire degree or even just a semester and can be a mentee/mentor for as long as you like. The programme is designed for you to make the most of it, as much as or as little as you need it. You can use the programme to excel academically using your mentor’s insider’s knowledge  or even find groupies to quad bike your way through NZ (yes, I’ve been told personally that this has happened before).

The way I see it, this programme can be your secret weapon to get you through and make your time more worthwhile at UC. It’s like a physical, tangible version of the Insider’s Guide to UC that is guaranteed to enhance and enrich your time.

Watch this video of a mentor sharing her experience that could give you a better idea of the programme. The best person to contact to be a mentee/mentor, or simply for more information, is Jane Hall the Mentoring Coordinator. Find her details and an online registration form here or comment below and we can sort you out.