Psychology Peer Mentoring

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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. 

The Program

PsychUnited is a semester long program for first semester, first year UQ psychology students.  Six - eight of your fellow psychology students are grouped together and matched with two PsychUnited Peer Mentors in an online group. 
During the semester you can expect support from your online peer community, one-on-one (free) coffee catch ups with your mentors and organised events showcasing UQ and Brisbane. Throughout the semester you will receive helpful updates to keep you informed about UQ events and key dates, as well as ideas for how to stay on track with your study.

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 are not academic tutors or counsellors, but want to share their experiences and insights so you can start your journey at UQ with confidence, and with a supportive community behind you.

Get involved

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 2 2019 have closed.
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

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