Sydney students making a difference
Published on 05 June, 2013
A group of Sydney students have been giving up their time to help new students on campus.
The Student Mentor and Leadership program, which has been running for a number of years, provides an avenue for mentors to share their wisdom and experience with new students.
Susan Loomes (right) with campus staff Dr Marc Brennan (centre rear) and Sonia Chen (centre front) and mentors L-R Duy (Dave) Hoang Nguyen; Sudan Chandra Subedl; Olga Saboureau; Tha-Nuttaporn (Anne) Sukanantatham; Komalpreet (Kim) Kaur; Cong Tung (Ken) Nguyen; Thanh (Stella) Tran; Jia(Jacy) Xu; Yamuna Khatri
New students agree that having a mentor has really made a difference, as they have someone to call on if they have a problem or don't understand something.
From the mentor's perspective, it's not only satisfying but provides them with work relevant experience. They develop not only their leadership potential and interpersonal skills but also their teamwork and networking ability.
Campus Director Susan Loomes thanked the mentors for their hard work and reinforced how important their role is, and how it makes a difference to the overall student experience.
Each student was presented with a certificate of appreciation and movie tickets.