Student support and mentoring
Academic assistance is available to ensure your learning is well supported. Our Academic Mentoring Program provides one-on-one, staff-to-student support for students who have experienced severe challenges during their studies.
We also work closely with the Careers Service to provide regular career seminars and information sessions for our students, including resume writing and application workshops, and careers in law information sessions.
Our Director (Students) provides pastoral care to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academic advice on course progression. Working in close partnership with the Law Students’ Society, the Director also oversees our Mentoring Programs and provides input into the Buddy Programs.
Academic Liaison Officer
Our Academic Liaison Officer (ALO) is a contact for special need students, where students have experienced misadventure that has affected them for the duration of a session. ALOs are responsible for determining alternatives for assessment arrangements and providing pastoral care.
- First Year Peer Mentoring Program*
- International Students Mentoring and Buddy Programs
- Academic Mentoring Program
- High Achievers Mentoring Program*
The Faculty of Law offers comprehensive mentoring programs designed to support the various needs of UTS Law students. It is comprised of several discrete programs which target different student groups.
First Year Peer Mentoring Program*
Run in conjunction with the UTS Law Students' Society, this program is tailored to ease your transition into UTS Law. It provides a great medium for you to connect with your peers and senior law students, as well as an opportunity to develop your legal study skills.
Each mentor group is led by senior year UTS Law students who volunteer their time to share their experiences and offer helpful advice to new students settling into the study of law. All mentors receive training provided by the Faculty of Law. Mentors work in pairs and run hour-long sessions over the first six weeks of each session.
This program is available to all first year undergraduate and Juris Doctor students, including part-time and international students.
International Students: the Buddy Program
Whether you are a new international student, a continuing student, or an exchange student, the Buddy Program is an excellent way to meet, connect with and learn from local and international students studying law. The Buddy program is run by the UTS Law Students' Society and matches international students with senior buddies who will provide valuable first-hand insight into the day-to-day life of UTS Law and generally help the transition of living and studying in a new country.
Academic Mentoring Program
This program provides one-on-one, staff-to-student support for promising students who have experienced severe challenges during their studies and have been identified by the Faculty as students who would benefit from the program.
High Achievers Mentoring Program*
This program matches top performing students identified by the Faculty with influential members of the legal profession. Mentors include The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Professor Jill McKeough and Judge Ann Ainslie-Wallace.
"Being involved in the High Achievers Mentoring Program has enabled me to gain a unique and broad understanding of the legal profession and opportunities for young lawyers. My mentor has encouraged me to pursue a range of opportunities. We have discussed both experiences of success and of failure which has been an incredibly insightful part of being involved in the program. "
Hwei-See Kay (Bachelor of Communications (Social Inquiry)/Bachelor of Laws), who was paired with The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
* The First Year Mentoring Program and High Achievers Mentoring Program is open to undergraduate and Juris Doctor students.
For further information contact Crystal McLoughlin, Student Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.