Click-on Mentoring | Aspire

Join our team of online mentors and help regional high school students find out about going to university and their future career options.

About Click-on Mentoring

Click-on Mentoring is a unique program to help regional high school students be more proactive about planning their future before they leave school. Students join in a series of online discussions with current UNSW student volunteers to gain a greater understanding of university education and the benefits it can bring.

Why volunteer as a Click-on Mentor

The students ASPIRE works with come from disadvantaged communities, and while academically talented, they don’t have access to all the information, support and opportunities they need to find out about studying at university.
 
That’s why we want you!

Who we need

We’re looking for enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers who will:
 
  • Share with the students their high school experience and their own journey to university
  • Give our students an opportunity to talk about their aspirations and how to achieve them
  • Offer a glimpse into university life: adapting to a new environment, studying on campus, subject choices and what a typical uni day looks like
  • Help students increase their skills in using the internet and different types of technology
  • Be a role model and build student confidence in their academic potential.

You can make a difference!

Click-on Mentoring is a great way for you to enhance your leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. It is also very rewarding to inspire and motivate a young person to reach their full potential.

About our students

The educational and social disadvantages ASPIRE students face are wide ranging:
 
  • Many students rarely leave their local environment or community, so their life experience is very limited
  • Students may not have anyone in their family who has been to university and may not even know anyone who has gone on to higher education
  • Long-term unemployment in their families or community and the lack of role models can crush confidence and any sense of hope or aspiration for a different future
  • Students and their families often believe ‘people like us’ don’t go to university.

What does Click-on Mentoring involve?

ASPIRE will provide you with support and guidance throughout the program. As a Click-on Mentor, you must be able to commit to the following:
 
  • Join six, one-hour online sessions (these will be conducted during school hours)
  • Attend two face-to-face events at the beginning and end of the program to meet the high school student
  • Complete short, online surveys and participate in a focus study group so we can ask you for your feedback in how we can improve the program.

Below is an outine of the Click-on Mentoring program:

Activity Proposed days Venue
Program Launch Days Tuesday 22 AND               Wednesday, 23 August UNSW Kensington Campus
Session 1 Week beginning 28 August Online
Session 2 Week beginning 4 September Online
Session 3 Week beginning 11 September Online
School Holidays 23 September - 8 October 
Session 4 Week beginning 9 October  Online
Session 5 Week beginning 16 October Online
Session 6 Week beginning 23 October Online
Program Close/
Celebration Day
Wednesday, 1 November  Condobolin High School or Ungarie Central School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specific date and time of sessions to be determined with schools. Sessions must be held during school hours.

Sign up today! because you really can make a difference to a young person's life. Mentors will receive a certificate and mentoring will be listed on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

 
Applications close on Friday, 30 June 2017.

For more information contact:
Ada Yeung

ASPIRE’s Click-on Mentor Coordinator, on
(02) 9385 1072 or email
ada.yeung@unsw.edu.au