WEN Mentoring Programme

The WEN Mentoring Programme connects female students with their peers to create a supportive environment and pass on valuable knowledge

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About the programme

The WEN Mentoring Programme was established in 2015 to support Part 2 students starting out in their specialisation. Following on from the success of the WEN Mentoring Programme in 2015, in 2016 WEN partnered with Aurecon to deliver a mentoring programme that also links female students with industry, while developing their ability to reach their goals.

The programme pairs female Part 2 students with a Part 3 or Part 4 student in their specialisation. Part 3 and Part 4 students in turn receive group mentoring from an Aurecon staff member.

For our Part 2 mentees, this is a great way to learn more about your new specialisation and meet girls in the years ahead. Our past mentees have asked their mentors for advice about papers, exams, summer jobs and anything else that has them puzzled throughout the year.

Being a Part 3 or 4 mentor provides a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their mentoring abilities, grow their networks and receive career advice from an industry professional. Student mentors will also receive official recognition from the faculty for their contribution.

If you would like to know more, please see the information sheet below.

Applications for 2016 have now closed.

The WEN Mentoring Programme 2016 has been developed in partnership with Aurecon and the Aurecon Women programme



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How do I get involved?

If you are a Part 2, Part 3 or Part 4 student who identifies as female you are welcome to apply. The application process aims to match students with the most appropriate mentee and/or mentor.

Applications for 2016 are now closed. Applications for 2017 will open in February 2017.

If you have any questions about participating in the programme, please email wen@auckland.ac.nz



Testimonials from students in 2015

The WEN Mentoring Programme was fantastic in the way it presented me with a role model - someone who had been there, knew where the potholes were and how to climb out of them as painlessly as possible. I also really enjoyed the coffee catch ups and found I always came away with a smile and less worries. Ultimately, it was the simple encouragements from a       Part 2 veteran that helped me to motivate myself to overcome the challenging times we faced. Thank you Emily!    

Kristy Leung, Part 2 Mechanical

I would highly recommend the WEN Mentoring Programme to any future Part 2 students wanting that extra guidance as they progress in their degree. It was an opportunity for me to get advice from an older student first hand that has gone through the same experience, and to prepare me for the years ahead.  My mentor gave me a clear insight of what to expect from my course as the year progressed and how to cope with the demands of each of my papers. I am very thankful my mentor was always available for a chat and always ready to answer my numerous questions about varying topics.   

Reshma Jose, Part 2 Electrical