The STARS Mentorship programme is a student development programme at the University of Pretoria.
The aim of the programme is to assist first year students with their adjustment from high school to varsity life by supporting them socially and emotionally with the intention to boost their academic performance.
The programme employs the capabilities of senior students on our campus (2nd year and above), who are trained within the programme to assist and groom the first year students through the first semester of their arrival at the university.
As a mentor, this opportunity forms part of your community service and is thus a great addition to your CV.
Once enrolled in the programme, each first year student is assigned a mentor (senior student) who is studying a similar course to help them navigate around campus, assist them to set their goals, and to refer them to relevant people on our campus when need arises such as: Faculty Student Advisors, the Financial Aid offices or to a professional psychologist at Student Support for career guidance or for therapeutic and emotional support, to name a few.
For more information or to become a mentor in 2018, please send an email to [email protected].