Students helping students achieve through assistance with coursework, sharing general study skills and encouraging academic confidence.
Peer mentoring for Melbourne courses now closed for 2023
Peer mentors for Semester 2 courses taught in Melbourne will finish on Friday 6 October 2023. Some mentors will choose to stay available in Vygo but, if you can't find a peer mentor to assist you, please contact email@example.com. The peer mentoring service will resume again in Semester 1 2024.
Connect with a peer mentor using the Vygo web app, mobile app, or both (see instructions below). You can message a peer mentor anytime, from anywhere in the world.
Ask any peer mentor for general academic advice. For course-specific advice, your course will be listed in the app if Peer Mentors are available.
If you can't find your course, email firstname.lastname@example.org for other options.
Make the most of your mentoring relationship and find out what your mentor is likely to expect from you by completing the Being a Good Mentee micro-credential. Completing the micro-credential is not compulsory for participating in the peer mentoring program, but is advised in order to enrich your experience.
1. Select Australia as your region
2. Select RMIT University
3. Select Log In with University Credentials/SSO
4. Select Sign in With Pop-up
5. A pop-up will appear saying you have successfully signed in. Close the pop-up
6. Select Programs
7. Select All programs
8. Choose the right mentoring option for you
9. Select View Program
10. Select Join Program
11. Browse through the mentors and send them a message!
Find out more about peer mentoring at RMIT from some of the peer mentors themselves.
Peer mentoring is one of the study support services offered by RMIT Univeristy Library. It allows you to connect with peers who have recent experience with course content and studying at RMIT. It’s a casual, friendly, and student-led service. You can ask a couple of quick questions or build an ongoing connection both online and face-to-face.
Peer mentors are current student volunteers that are happy to help other students build their own academic confidence by sharing their own experiences. Mentors for academic courses have completed the course within the previous 12 months and received a grade of 75% or above.
Mentors for HDR students have completed at least one year of their research.
Peer Mentors aren’t tutors, so they might not know all the answers to your questions. Instead, they will help you find information and resources, understand assessment briefs and rubrics, and help you plan for the semester.
Peer Mentors are not available for every course at RMIT. Check the list of current courses in the app Vygo under ‘Find your course’, or email email@example.com.
You can contact a mentor with questions about your course, or you can ask for general support with study skills, using the RMIT University Library, or navigating RMIT services. Mentors can help you with:
Mentors can’t directly answer assignment questions; instead, they can share their own experiences and talk you through any concerns or challenges you might be facing. Please don’t ask mentors to:
To find and connect with mentors, you need to use an app called Vygo. Vygo is an online peer mentoring platform that has been developed for universities. You can access it in any web browser (see the instructions above).
With Vygo, you can:
To become a peer mentor for undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework programs, you must:
If you meet these conditions, you will need to:
Please note places are limited and successful applications are not guaranteed.
Learn more about becoming a Peer Mentor in the Volunteer Activity Description (PDF, 247KB).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about becoming a mentor.
When you become part of the peer mentoring community, you will:
Volunteering as a peer mentor also contributes toward the Future Edge program.
In the first instance, you will need to find time to attend compulsory training. Then you will volunteer your time over the semester as needed.
Not every RMIT course has peer mentoring available. If you'd like a mentor but can't find your course, please email email@example.com.
You can browse the supported courses on Vygo using the ‘Find your course’ program cards. Either scroll through the list, or type the name of your course into the search box. Supported courses change each semester.
Mentors are students and not tutors, so there might be occasions where a mentor cannot help you. If this happens, they might be able to suggest another mentor or another service.
Many students will talk with multiple mentors, so choose mentors specific to your courses or find one that will help you with general study questions.
If you decide that a particular mentor is not a good fit, or if you don’t get a response, look for another mentor.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns.
If you use other platforms like discord or WhatsApp to communicate with peer mentors, RMIT cannot provide oversight or assistance.
The peer mentoring service is provided for free to RMIT students by the RMIT University Library.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.