MATES

What is MATES?

MATES is a mentoring program for new students.

MATES provides first year students with an opportunity to connect with other new students and mentors in later years of study. This helps new students meet other students, network with other students and gain knowledge and skills to settle into life at university.

Where is MATES held?

MATES meetings are occurring online. Meeting times are flexible, with a convenient time arranged between the mentor and mentee.

MATES provides first year students with the opportunity to be connected with students who are in later years of study. This helps students to make social networks and acquire knowledge and skills to help settle into life at university.

I'm a new student, how do I get involved?

Registrations are now open for Term 1 College students and Autumn Session University students.

Step 1: Join the MATES community

As part of the MATES community you will connect with other students via the MATES Facebook group, weekly emails and competitions and online forums. You can ask MATES mentors questions and connect with other first year students and share your experiences.

Step 2: Join a Mentor group

Once you are part of the MATES community you can choose to join a mentor group that meets online weekly. Mentor groups are led by mentors who are trained student volunteers in later years of study.

Mentor groups give you the opportunity to ask questions, share your experiences with other first year students and learn about Western Sydney University services and campuses in a relaxed informal environment. MATES provides useful information to get the discussion flowing.

You can connect with your mentor online, and via phone and email.

I'd like to be a mentor, how do I get involved?

Let us know you're interested!

Registrations to become a MATES mentor are now open.  We are currently recruiting mentors  for Autumn Session and Term 1 (The College).

Contact us

For more information about the MATES program please send an email to mates@westernsydney.edu.au (from your student email account).