The Peer Mentoring Program Celebrates
- Posted: 30th April 2012
The Phantom of the Opera, Shrek and Captain Jack Sparrow were just some of the musical and movie inspired costumes worn by this years mentors at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Peer Mentoring’s Big Breakfast.
The program ran for the first seven weeks of session and links groups of first year students with a senior student and the breakfast was the program’s wrap up get together.
The mentors amused their student groups with their fancy dress and with a personalised rendition of ‘I Will Survive’ complete with impromptu dancing. The song reminded the students of how far they had come since their first week of university.
The morning in the Roundhouse was filled with lots of talking and laughing as groups filled their plates with eggs, bacon, mushrooms and toast. Funny stories about the first few weeks of university were also recounted and there was a distinct celebratory buzz throughout the room about the milestone of having reached over halfway through semester one.
Program Manager Zarni Jaugietis, gave an inspiring speech about the peer mentoring program and being part of the UNSW community. This was followed by a video showcasing student talent made by a few of the Tuesday Temptation peer-mentoring groups, with special effects, dancing and interviews. The video was created during one of their weekly meetings leading up to the breakfast.
So as all good things must come to an end and the reality that there were still classes to attend that day; the groups said their goodbyes, bellies full and headed, well-equipped, into university life.
Students interested in being a mentor in 2013 please contact Zarni Jaugietis - Zarni@unsw.edu.au
By Nicole Stinson – Peer Mentor 2012