MATES Application for new students

MATES provides first year students with the opportunity to connect with a student in later years of study, a friendly face and someone who can share information about services and resources, to help them settle into student life here at Western.  MATES Mentors help new students to make social networks and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed at University. The program also includes a weekly MATES Mail email with tailored just-in-time new student tips, access to the MATES vUWS and Western Life sites and a wealth of additional helpful resources that can provide guidance to new students on where and how to access information, and the MATES Facebook group where students can reach out with any extra questions or requests for recommendations.

This registration form is for commencing students who are interested in participating in the MATES Program as a mentee (commencing or first year student).

Please Note: Fields with * are required as mandatory fields and must be filled in.

Student Information


This is found on your student card and is 8 digits.

this is your student number@student.westernsydney.edu.au

Mobile phone number must begin with 04. Do not enter the country code.
I acknowledge that I will be responsible for choosing my own mentor using the MATES vUWS site. I understand that step-by-step instructions will be emailed to my student email account during week 1 of the Semester/Trimester.
I have read the new student Frequently Asked Questions and understand that MATES mentors are not tutors and will not provide academic support or help with assessments.