Library Peer Mentors

Need help with your academic studies? New and existing students are welcome to drop in or book ahead to talk with their fellow students during term. Your Library Peer Mentors have diverse backgrounds and subject expertise across UNSW faculties and schools.

Connect with your Library Peer Mentors

When

Available Monday to Thursday 12pm to 6pm during term (excluding public holidays).

Where

Main Library study lounge - turn left as you enter through the Main Library entrance.
Or, use the mobile directory to locate the service.

Weekly events

Join us for activities and chat about the week's topic with free afternoon tea during term time.

Meet your Library Peer Mentors

Individual hours may change at short notice.

Jordan

(he/him)

Bachelor Adv. Science (Pathology and Immunology), Biomedical Research (Pathology, HDR)

Days: Monday

Languages: English

"I'll do my best to help you out with navigating Science or Medical Science. Feel free to ask about studying, assignments, honours and postgraduate studies."

Jodie

(she/her)

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Product) and Commerce (Finance)

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Languages: English

"I can help you with understanding assignments and exam preparation."

Jacob

(he/him)

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Days: Thursday

Languages: English

"I can help you with homework in Biology and first year Chem, give you study tips and offer advice for seeking research opportunities as an undergraduate student. Also feel free to ask me anything regarding uni life and socialising in uni."

Danielle

(she/her)

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Design

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Languages: English

"I can help you with commerce/design related questions, how to find resources, study tips and general questions about uni life."

Jane

(she/her)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Days: Wednesday

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

"I can help with any questions related to psychology whether that be writing a research proposal, statistical calculation or just understanding the course content. I can also help with finding research opportunities, internships and applying for any scholarships."

Oliver

(he/him)

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Days: Thursday

Languages: English

"I can provide general advice on organising yourself around university life as well as provide help with any questions related to engineering."

May

(she/her)

Bachelor of Computer Engineering

Days: Wednesday (from Week 2)

Languages: English, Mandarin

"I can help you out with time management, studying for Computer Science and college life."

Eric

(he/him)

Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Financial Analysis

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Languages: English, Mandarin

"I can help you with accounting (ACCA) related questions. I can help you find information, improve your study methods, help you prepare for exams and provide advice on your homework."

Martin

(he/him)

Biomedical research (Pathology, HDR), Commerce (Finance)

Days: Wednesday

Languages: English, Vietnamese

"I can help you with science and medical research, post graduate resources."

Shivani

(she/her)

Master of Construction Project Management / Master of Property and Development

Days: Monday, Wednesday (from Week 2)

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi

"I can help you with any academic questions related to construction or property and postgraduate resources. Any advice related to being a woman pursuing a degree in a male dominated industry is welcome."

Alyssa

(she/her)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Days: Monday (from Week 2)

Languages: English

"I can help you with all things Psychology, statistics and scientific report writing. Any questions about changing degrees or getting involved on campus are also welcome."

Dia

(she/her)

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Languages: English, Hindi

"I can help with first year engineering subjects and assessments. I can provide tips on how to manage uni life along with extra curriculars and volunteering on campus"

Zi Yu

(he/him)

Master of Development Studies

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

"I can help you with general advice for arts, humanities and social sciences courses and specific tips for reading and essay writing."

Samiksha

(she/her)

Bachelor of Design

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday

Languages: English, Hindi

"I can help you with transitioning into university, studying abroad and research and study hacks along with tips for your design journey."

Lillian

(she/her)

Master of Applied Linguistics

Days: Monday

Languages: English, German

"I can help you out with navigating university life, studying languages or a Linguistics related degree and how to get involved with extra curricular activities at university."

Ramsha

(she/her)

PhD Chemistry

Days: Monday

Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi

"I can help you with the study and research tips related to science and postgraduate resources. I can also help you with assignments and research/academic writing. Any discussion/questions related to international student life are also welcome."

Piper

(she/her)

Bachelor of Education / Bachelor of Arts (Geography and Theatre)

Days: Piper will be available from Week 4

Languages: English

"I can help with any coursework, assessment and internship enquiries for arts and education courses. I can also help you out with navigating campus and uni life, and getting involved with clubs and societies."

Abena

(she/her)

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering / Bachelor of Computer Science

Days: Wednesday

Languages: English, Korean (Beginner)

"I can help you with discovering useful resources, programs and extracurriculars to maximise your student employability and experience. I can also provide insights relating to engineering course content whether it be exam prep or time management."

Here's what some students had to say about their experience with Library Peer Mentors:

"Easy to communicate and friendly people."
"The mentors are extremely patient and they provide brilliant ideas with my research and academic requirements."
"Peer mentor was amazing and helped me a lot."
"Convenient, do not have to book in advance."
"Very patient in explaining to me all the resources available at my school.  It made it easier to cope with my studies."