Apply for a mentor

There are a range of programs and opportunities for new students to find a mentor to help them settle into their life at ANU. Read below to find out more about the two programs, eligibility and how to register.



SET4ANU is a fun, free orientation program designed to assist all incoming, first semester students as they transition to life at ANU.

Participating students are given a later year student mentor who can help you make new friends, answer your questions, and share their knowledge and networks to help you settle into your study here at ANU. 

Participate in SET4ANU and you’ll enjoy: 

  • A semester-long mentoring program with a later year student

  • A supportive online community which will share news about upcoming important dates and interesting events with you, and provide opportunities to ask questions of the wider Set4ANU community 

  • Fun social events where you can meet other students and find out how to make the most of your time here at ANU

Find out more, and to register, see here:


First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience (FYE) is a strengths-based transition program for new students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, designed build community, develop skills, and celebrate your place at ANU. 

In Semester 2 2022, FYE is open to both new students commencing this semester and continuing students who commenced at ANU in Semester 1. This semester, FYE will involve a range of activities, such as:

  • In-Camp - a one-day on campus experience in the week before O-Week designed to introduce you to ANU and allow you to form connections with like-minded students
  • A series of social and community building events and activities designed and led by Student Leaders and later year student mentors
  • Development workshops, designed to build on your strengths to help you thrive at ANU and beyond
  • An end-of-semester dinner and panel discussion
  • Regular communications and resources via newsletters and social media

As an FYE participant, you will also be eligible for the Set4ANU Mentoring Program, where you will be paired with a later year student mentor to guide you in your new life at ANU.

Find out more, and to register, see here:


ANU also provides a strong pastoral network within your residence and across the campus to ensure you are supported in successful living and study during your time at the ANU. We encourage you to access this support in your residence by familiarising yourself with your student leaders including the Senior Resident (SR) assigned to your floor and introducing yourself to the staff in the residence.