NEW TO CURTIN MENTORS
The ‘New Curtin Mentor Program’ connects new students with more experienced students in similar fields of study. A mentor can help you adjust to the first semester of Curtin Malaysia.
You will get in touch with your mentor during the orientation period of your undergraduate degree or foundation. Whether you have studied at other universities before or are new to university life, they will show you the ropes and help you get started. The best part is that they are also students, so they know how you felt when you first started.
Your mentor will keep in touch during your first semester. Each mentor has a small group of students, so you will also have the opportunity to connect with other new students.
Ways a mentor can help:
As well as giving you tips about where to get the best (or cheapest) food around Miri, your mentor can guide you with:
- navigating university systems (OASIS, timetabling, Blackboard)
- university life and making friends
- balancing your workload
- how to submit assignments
- referencing issues
- finding your way around your campus, including your Library
- where to find support for personal and study issues.
How to get a mentor:
If you’re an undergraduate or foundation student at Curtin University Malaysia, we will provide you with a student mentor. In most cases, you will get in touch with your tutor during the orientation period. Otherwise, you will hear from your mentor via email in the first few weeks of the semester.