Arts+ connects you with a mentor within your Arts courses from Orientation right through to your exams.

Arts+ will be there for you from day one to help you transition into university and to support you in your studies. Your mentor will be there there from Orientation through your first year to point you in the right direction when you don’t know where to go. All mentors are also Arts students who have been studying at the University for at least a year and know the ins and outs of being a student here.

Your mentor will let you know how to meet the expectations of your courses and help you to be an active learner by developing your confidence and academic skills. They will work with you to develop key skills for successful university study like referencing, note-taking, and searching the library databases.

Your mentor will be there to help you with: 

  • Orientation and transition support
  • Assignment support and workshops
  • Study sessions and workshops
  • Exam preparation sessions

Become a mentor

Are you interested in helping new students transition into university life within the Faculty of Arts? If you have completed a full year of study, you can volunteer for our Arts+ mentoring programme.

Arts+ is based on the principles and foundations of mātauranga Māori and our faculty values O tatou mātapono. You will receive training around these values and attend workshops with our Kaiarahi to understand how to embody these values as a mentor, as well as training on Te Whare Tapa Wha and the importance of holistic wellbeing.

You will receive formal recognition for your participation in the form of a certificate signed by the Faculty Dean, and hours applied towards the Global Citizens or Community Engagement path for the University’s Co-Curricular Recognition Programme. You will also have opportunity for valuable professional development including employer networking and cultural competency.