Uni-Key is a free program to help eligible first-year students make a smooth transition to university. The program's pre-orientation covers information on academic, personal and financial support. Throughout the year, Uni-Key students attend weekly group mentoring sessions with high-achieving third-year students studying the same disciplines.
To be eligible for Uni-Key, you must be enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported place and identify with one of the following:
- you have a low-income background. For example, receiving a Centrelink payment
- you're an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
- you come from a regional, rural or isolated area in Australia
- you're studying in a non-traditional area. For example, a woman studying engineering
- you're from a non-English background. For example, a refugee student
- you have a disability
- you're among the first generation of your immediate family to go to university
- you've participated in any of Griffith's equity outreach programs, like Uni-Reach
- you've lodged a Uni-Start application
- you've experienced educational disadvantage, such as being a carer for a for a family member with a medical condition.
Register for Uni-Key
You can register for Uni-Key online as soon as you receive your letter of offer, or anytime throughout your first year.
Connect with Uni-Key members
Join the Uni-Key Facebook group for mentors and first-year students to ask questions, share tips, find out what's on and connect with your peers.
Uni-Key Facebook group
Uni-Key workshops for Trimester 2 2017
Want to be a Uni-Key mentor?
Becoming a Uni-Key mentor gives you the opportunity to:
- enhance your leadership skills
- develop cross-cultural communication skills
- gain experience leading a small group
- provide support for eligible first-year students in the same or similar degree program
- contribute to the Griffith community.
Applications for new Uni-Key mentors will open later in the year.