Why join a peer mentoring program? Being a ‘mentee’ is not just about having a mentor to guide you through your first semester. It’s also about connecting with other students new to UQ, and discovering your strengths. (There are also plenty of free and fun activities along the way!)

By joining Pharmacy Student Leader Program you can:

  1. Meet with a mentor one-on-one throughout the semester
  2. Learn how to thrive at UQ
  3. Join group events on and off campus
  4. Build future networks
  5. Become part of a community.

Mentee eligibility

  • First semester, first year Pharmacy students enrolled in Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

For further information and to sign up, visit the Pharmacy page on the UQ Mentoring app.

Peer mentoring programs allow our new students to find and connect with a mentor and receive guidance from someone who has 'stood exactly where they are now'. As a mentor you have the opportunity to share your knowledge, facilitate social connection and be an approachable person for new students to talk with.

Why mentor?

Developing your employability and experiencing personal growth are a significant part of being a mentor. Benefits include:

  • Discover and reflect on your strengths
  • Build upon your enterprise capabilities
  • Articulate your experiences for a professional environment
  • Faculty Leadership Award
  • Contribution to the UQ Employability Award
  • UQ Volunteer Appreciation Night

What is The Pharmacy Student Leader Program?

The Pharmacy Student Leader Program is a semester long program for first semester psychology students. Students will be placed in groups of 6-8 and matched with two pharmacy student mentors. This program is all about the holistic student experience – transition, well-being and academic adjustment.

The mentor role includes:

  • Participate in 4 events of your choice
  • Mentor-Mentee coffee catch ups
  • Chat with mentees via online hub

All mentor pairs will be allocated a small event budget as well as UQU and Chatime vouchers to facilitate events and coffee catch ups.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for students with a range of interests, skills and experience with a desire to support their fellow students.

Mentor eligibility

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 5 and achieved at least 5.0 GPA in the previous semester
  • Have completed at least one year of Pharmacy at UQ (full time or equivalent)
  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) during your participation in the Student Leader Program
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have good spoken and written English
  • Have a desire to help others

All new Pharmacy mentors will need to attend a Training and Selection Day as listed in the application form.

All mentors will need to meet with the Program Coordinator prior to the program launching in Orientation Week.

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