Service update

SIM Business peer mentors are now available.

Melbourne peer mentors will be available from 22 March. Some mentors will be available earlier, so please check in case you can connect with a mentor sooner.

A group of peer mentors

Connect with a peer mentor

You can connect with your peer mentor using the Vygo web app, a mobile app, or both. You can message anytime and from anywhere in the world.

If you cannot find a mentor or your course, contact our Study Support team.

Connect with a web app

  1. Go to rmit.vygo.app
  2. Select Australia as your region
  3. Select Log In With University Credentials/SSO
  4. Select RMIT University
  5. Log in with your RMIT ID and password 
  6. Click on Join Programs to see a list of available support
  7. Click on Join and select Need Support
  8. Browse the Mentor profiles 
  9. Send them a message to say hi, ask questions, or to arrange a meeting 

Connect with a mobile app

  1. Search for the Vygo app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and install it 
  2. Select Australia as your region
  3. Select Log In With University Credentials/SSO  
  4. Select RMIT University
  5. Log in using your RMIT ID and password
  6. Click on Join Programs to see a list of available support
  7. Click on Join and select Need Support
  8. Browse the Mentor profiles
  9. Send them a message to say hi, ask questions, or to arrange a meeting

About peer mentors

A peer mentor is someone, who has experienced the same subject as you and understands the challenges you’re facing. They can help you:

  • Understand your course content and how to approach assessment tasks
  • Prepare for exams
  • Get help with a range of computer applications, such as Excel, MYOB, Python, MS Project, SPSS, Java, C++, MATLAB, Catia or 3DExperience.

By working with your peer mentor, you will have an opportunity to find out how they achieved success with their studies and:

  • Build your academic skills
  • Create new networks
  • Improve your grades

The role of the mentor is to guide you in your studies. They are not tutors, teachers or academics, this means they can’t:

  • Give you the answer – but they will help you work it out.
  • Work directly on assessable material – but they can help you apply what you’re learning.
  • Proofread your work – they’ll direct you to the Academic Skills Team in the Study Support Hub for help with writing.
Peer mentoring is available to students who excel in their courses. You will find more information on Becoming a volunteer peer mentor page.
Email the Peer Mentoring team at peer.mentoring@rmit.edu.au with any questions about the mentoring program.

 

Testimonials

What students say about peer mentoring:

"It's a good learning environment and has a friendly atmosphere."

"Makes me feel connected to classmates."

"Challenges me to speak up about my learning."

"It's easy to ask questions in a smaller group of people."


Peer mentoring at RMIT (YouTube, 2:15 mins)

Find out how peer mentors are helping students at RMIT.

Study tips from RMIT peer mentors (YouTube, 2:47 mins)

RMIT peer mentors sharing their tips on how to study from home during the COVID-19 restrictions.


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