Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
As a mentor, you will be connected with an honours student or group of honours students from the same professional field.
You will be asked to meet with each honours student at the start of and towards the end of research course two and then to assess the poster. This means a total of two meetings and attendance of Annual Industry, Research and Awards Night 19th October 2017 as assessment of the posters takes place then.
The total expected time commitment is around five hours over semester two. The commitment remains the same for group supervision, as it is expected that students in this situation would meet with the mentor as a group.
As a mentor, you will be benefit from:
• Contributing to professional knowledge creation
• Engaging directly with professionals of the future
• Building intra-industry networks
• Gaining new experience in a supervisory role
• Seeing first-hand how particular students work, which may assist in future recruitment.
Students benefit from:
• Dealing with current and emerging industry issues, and undertaking industry-relevant research
• Assistance with finding data sources
• Strengthened integration between learning and work
• Feedback from an industry perspective that underpins learning
• Validation of their learning through a partnership with both academics and industry
• Learning, applying and demonstrating their professional or vocational practice by undertaking a significant research project
• Interacting with industry as clients/practitioners.
Each student is allocated an academic supervisor for their research project. This academic supervisor will be available to support mentors through the process and will be part of each meeting.
You may be asked to provide feedback on the posters during the Annual Industry, Research and Awards Night. A feedback sheet will be given to each mentor on the night and academic staff will be available to assist.