What our peer mentors say...

"The program was very well-organised with direct and consistent lines of communications between the program organisers and mentors. This ensured that all mentors understood their role and responsibilities and that we had strong levels of support to assist mentees with both general and specific course-related questions."

"...the program was extremely beneficial in helping me to develop a greater sense of confidence in my ability to support others and communicate effectively and with empathy."

Lavanya Kumar, 4th year Law/Criminology and Criminal Justice Student, Mentor

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CrimSoc's Peer Mentoring Program

About

With the UNSW trimester system in place, it can be difficult for some students to keep up with the immense course load. CrimSoc Peer Mentoring Program is an initiative that aims to connect more experienced Criminology students with first and second year Criminology students to support them with their studies. 

Some of the past courses our mentors have provided support for include:

  • CRIM1010

  • CRIM1011

  • CRIM2020

  • CRIM2021

  • CRIM2042

  • SOSS1000 

  • SOSS1001

  • SOSS2001

 

Become a Mentor

Psychological research found that when one explains study material to another, it reinforces their own understanding of the content ('The Protégé Effect'). As such, by becoming a Mentor, not only does will your Mentee benefit from your teaching, you can also enhance your own criminological learning. 

 

If you are interested in a flexible, volunteering-based program that aims to help younger students navigating through coursework,  or if you are interested in putting your criminological knowledge into practice, then apply to be a Mentor.

 

This initiative requires approximately one to two hours of your time per week.

 

Intakes are based on the UNSW trimester system and the application for Mentors commences near the start of each term, every term. You can keep updated about these deadlines by following our social media accounts. 

 

2022 Term 1 Intake Status: OPEN

Application Start Date: 04 Feb 2022

Application End Date:  14 Feb 2022 

 

 

 

 

This is an AHEGS-accredited initiative. To log in your hours, you will need to fill out the form below each time. 

Become a Mentee

If you would like some extra support with your CRIM or SOSS related core, prescribed or elective subjects, then apply to be a Mentee.

Intakes are based on the UNSW trimester system and the application for Mentees commences near the start of each term, every term. You can keep updated about these deadlines by following our social media accounts. 

2022 Term 1 Intake Status: OPEN

Application Start Date: 04 Feb 2022

Application End Date: 18 Feb 2022 

Enquiries 

For enquiries and further information, please contact UNSW Criminology Society at: unswcrimsoc@gmail.com

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