UQ mentors are undergraduate or postgraduate students from a variety of backgrounds, study areas and year levels, or can come from industry or alumni networks. 

Benefits of becoming a mentor

What stands out with our mentors is their passion for helping others, making a difference, and a dedication to enhancing the student experience and UQ community.

  • Build relationships with other students
  • Develop leadership skills and guide students through their university experience
  • Inspire and make a difference in the wider UQ community
  • Develop your interpersonal, leadership, teamwork and communication skills
  • Get hands-on experience using real coaching strategies
  • Receive recognition from UQ in a variety of forms, including ongoing training and professional development, contribution to the UQ Employability Award and team events
  • Build university-wide networks and showcase your personal initiative and commitment through experiences that add value to your CV.

Benefits of becoming a mentee

You'll gain so much from connecting with mentors, not only with finding your feet at UQ and making new friends, but also with your academic and professional journey. Being a mentee ultimately enriches your experience and success at UQ, which is why we're here after all.

  • Build connections with other students and the wider UQ community
  • Get the best start to university and settle in the right way
  • Guidance with taking the next steps in your academic journey
  • Get the most out of life at UQ through getting involved and having fun
  • Seek specialised support to enhance your knowledge and skillset.

Find out about program eligibility, application dates and more by browsing our programs.

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Hear from our mentors and mentees

"The leadership experience through being a mentor has been one of the best experiences gained at UQ. I was able to enhance my creative thinking and communication skills through the program.”
UQ mentor

As a new international student, mentoring was excellent for me! I now know lots about Australia as well as other different cultures, backgrounds and countries... Highly recommend."
– UQ mentee