19 October 2010
SLAMs celebrate 2010
Student mentors: Richard Bauer, Ding Guo and Kathryn Axisa.
Dr Cathy Hall, Manager, Academic Development Group, with SLAMs Diamond award recipient Kaichan Cheah.
Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs) were invited to an awards luncheon last week to recognise their commitment to the program and the RMIT University community.
SLAMs is an organisation of students who volunteer their time to support other students within RMIT University’s College of Business.
The service is free and provides study help for more than 20 Business courses, mainly in first and second year.
SLAMs offer study tips, advise students on how to go about answering coursework and help students to become “self-managed” learners.
Student mentors were joined at the luncheon by Eveline Fallshaw, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, Dr Cathy Hall, Manager, Academic Development Group, and Lila Kemlo, Learning Support Manager.
Special congratulations go out to the three Diamond award recipients, Kaichan Cheah, Wei Ann Liew and Tiong Choon Ong.
A Diamond award is given to students who have been a mentor for five semesters, contributing 16 hours each semester.
Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Honours) student Sarah Rudd was recognised for her outstanding commitment to SLAMs, having completed her sixth semester as a mentor.
The friendships formed during the semester were evident at the luncheon and it was clear that both local and international students feel welcome and comfortable in the SLAMs environment.
Semester 2, 2010, has seen record growth in the SLAMs program. Overall, 137 mentors assisted 855 students, which is a significant increase from semester 2, 2009.
The SLAM coordinators would like to thank their dedicated mentors for persisting to deliver a high-quality service and helping to develop the program into what it is today.
“We look forward to seeing you next semester. Good luck with your exams!” Jane Ogilvie, SLAM Coordinator, said.