Peer mentoring

Connect with another student who can help you with your coursework, general study skills and academic confidence.

Peer mentoring will return in Semester 1 2022

Peer mentors for RMIT Melbourne higher education courses are officially finishing up for Semester 2 2021 on 9 October 2021. Some mentors will choose to stay available in Vygo, but if you can't find a peer mentor to assist you, please contact peer.mentoring@rmit.edu.au.

The peer mentoring service will resume in full in Semester 1 2022.

Connect with a peer mentor

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

Ask any peer mentor for general academic advice. If there are peer mentors available to give you course-specific advice, your course will be listed in the app.

If you can't find your course, email peer.mentoring@rmit.edu.au for other options.

Peer mentoring helped me with a few of the hurdles I faced...things like using Excel. They helped me get familiar with the basics then I could tackle all the other course content.
  1. Go to web.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. Select Programs
  7. Select Find Your Course
  8. Under How will you engage with this program, select I need a mentor
  9. Select Find Mentors
  10. Search for courses and Browse the Mentor profiles 
  11. Send them a message to say hi, ask questions, or to arrange a meeting .
  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. Select Join Program
  7. Under How will you engage with this program, select I need a mentor
  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.

They can also help any student with general academic advice.

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
  • Improve your grades
  • Meet new people and build your network.

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

Students who excel in their courses have the option to become peer mentors. Scroll down to the relevant section below to find out how to become a peer mentor.

Email peer.mentoring@rmit.edu.au with any questions about the mentoring program.

Peer mentoring at RMIT

Students who've used the peer mentoring service share how it has helped them in their studies.

Become a peer mentor

Becoming a volunteer peer mentor is a great way to consolidate your knowledge of courses you’ve previously completed while developing your communication skills and gaining experience in leadership and facilitation. It is also a great opportunity to become a part of the RMIT community, make new friends and expand your networks.

Volunteering as a peer mentor contributes toward the RMIT Future Edge program.

As a peer mentor, you will assist other students who need help in courses that you’ve done well in. Peer mentors are not teachers or tutors. Your role will be to guide and empower students to find answers for themselves.

This might involve sharing tips on how you study, where to find helpful academic support services and resources, helping students understand rubrics and navigate Canvas, and generally being encouraging and supportive.

When you become part of the peer mentoring community at RMIT, you will:

  • consolidate your own knowledge of the subject you mentor in
  • develop sought-after skills like time management, communication, leadership and facilitation
  • enhance your résumé.

In the first instance, you will need to find time to attend a compulsory training. Then you will volunteer your time over the semester as needed.

To become a peer mentor you must:

  • be a current student with grades of 75% and above in any of the courses RMIT offers
  • have completed these courses in the past 12 months
  • be interested in developing your leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

If you meet these conditions, you will need to:

  • attend compulsory training on the date and time specified by the team
  • obtain a voluntary or paid Working With Children Check (Melbourne mentors).

We will invite you to register your interest if you've achieved grades of 75% and above in any of the supported courses. 

We send out all invitations at the end of the semester, after the results are released, or just prior to the beginning of the new semester. If you haven't received one, or if you have any questions, please email peer.mentoring@rmit.edu.au.

The peer mentoring service is provided for free to RMIT students by the RMIT University Library.

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