Get Set Program

A must do program for all new students

About the Get Set program

Get Set is a program that is student led and designed to help new students connect, make new friends and get to know the UQ community from orientation and beyond. Your student mentors will give you insider tips based on their own experiences and answer all your questions about university life, programs to get involved in, how to get support, the best places to get food and coffee and so much more! During the course of the program you can expect to meet other new students in your faculty, have access to peer mentors, attend group meet-ups and attend socials events together.  

Get Set is flexible and will compliment your orientation program and studies. 

Applications are now closed for Semester 1, 2022.

How it works

Connect with students from your faculty
Get paired with Mentors and access their tips and tricks
Runs for the first few weeks of University
Be a part of a community, attend events and make new friends!

What are the benefits of joining Get Set?

  • Fast track settling into university
  • Connect with other new students in your faculty
  • Learn the basics from your assigned student mentors
  • Attend campus events with your group
  • Go on a campus & faculty tour
  • Have your university questions answered
  • Learn all the university tips and tricks
  • Flexible and works around your schedule
Attend orientation events together
The program is extremely flexible in commitment and offers the opportunity to catch up with your group when it suits your schedule
Settle into uni life
This program will fas-track your knowledge of classes, campus life and the opportunities available to you as a UQ student
Meet new students
You will be paired with student mentors and a small group of new students from your faculty for the first six weeks of University life
Learn from student mentors
During the six week program you will have access to mentors to ask any questions and get guidance as you settle in

Become a Get Set Mentor


As a Get Set mentor, you will translate the skills and knowledge you have gained from your university experience into tips and guidance for new students. This can include your tips on how best to prepare for their first assignment to finding the best coffee on campus. The program is a great way to give back to the UQ community while also developing leadership, communication and coaching skills. All mentors who complete the program can also get credit towards the UQ Employability Award

As a Get Set mentor, you will be expected to:

  • be available for a minimum of 3 hours per week from O-Week to Week 5,
  • attend the Get Set Mentor Induction which will provide training in coaching and positive role modelling strategies,
  • maintain agreements to meet and check-in with your mentee group, and
  • contribute to the development and enhancement of the program by providing constructive feedback.

Apply to become a Get Set Mentor