The Belonging Team have scoped out a new initiative to be piloted with first year MTP students this semester. Inspired by the Learning Mentor model implemented this year for Year 11 students, all MTP students will be allocated to a small group, led by one of the MTP staff as their academic mentor.
Mentors will provide support throughout the semester, connecting the students to appropriate services and resources across the University and provide a contact should they need at any stage. Mentors will also check in with the students while they are on placement. This can be a stressful time for students and we hope this extra layer of support will be useful.
Many thanks to Kathy L, who as a SoEd Belonging Lead and PX coordinator in the MTP, has set up this initiative and thanks to all the staff who have so willingly volunteered.
Stay tuned for more information as the semester progresses.