Welcome to PsychUnited
You’re about to embark on an exciting journey at UQ; following a passion, discovering more about yourself, and building future networks. Every journey will have its challenges along the way, and no one knows that more than our PsychUnited Peer Mentors. Throughout your first semester they will connect you with your peers, organise events on and off campus and support you in navigating a new academic environment.
PsychUnited is a semester long program for first semester, first year UQ psychology students. Six - eight of your fellow psychology students are grouped together based on shared interests and goals, and matched with two PsychUnited Peer Mentors in an online group.
During the semester you can expect:
- A supportive online peer community to ask questions and share ideas
- Free one-on-one coffee/tea guidance catch ups with your mentor
- Events on and off campus showcasing #UQLife and Brisbane.
Why have a mentor?
A peer mentor is a friendly face that you can approach and they're likely to have the answer to that question you’ve been afraid to ask, or do not know who to ask. PsychUnited mentors want to share their experiences and insights so you can start your journey at UQ with confidence, and with a supportive community behind you.
The PsychUnited program is available each semester for first semester, first year UQ psychology students studying BPsySc (Hons), or BSc (Psychology), or BA (Psychology). Whether you join in Orientation week, or week 2, you'll gain a peer mentor and a welcoming and supportive community.
Interested in becoming a PsychUnited Peer Mentor?
Consider joining the team for semester 1 2020. Applications for semester 1 2020 are open!
Visit the School of Psychology for more information on the mentor recruitment process.
One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell