Orientation and transition for new dentistry and dental technology students
This program matches mentors from senior years to small groups of up to ten of our first-year students (mentees) to help with the transition to university and our dental school.
Activities start on Orientation Day and continue during the first trimester.
The program is based at the Gold Coast campus
As a new student in our program with support from your mentor, you can quickly and confidently:
- become familiar with the university structure
- learn how to adapt to the demands of the dental education program
- learn how to access academic support and social services.
Having a mentor means easy access to an experienced, fellow student who can help relieve uncertainty about the university environment and the dental school.
Our mentors are second or third-year students who volunteer for this role.
They are friendly, enthusiastic and highly-motivated students who remember the uncertainty of first year. They want to help mentees positively engage with the expectations of the dental program.
Mentors attend a one-day training session in preparation for mentoring and meet with mentees regularly throughout the early weeks of first trimester.