ENG ME! Mentor

Activity

ENG ME! Mentors provide group mentoring to engineering intermediate students in their first year of study at UC, offering direction, encouragement, motivation and friendship through weekly contact for the first 10 teaching weeks of semester 1.

Hours involved in the activity

One modules of a minimum of 12 hours. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

ENG ME! Mentors are advancing UC Professional year engineering students with experience and understanding of university life and life in the college of engineering. They must have sound interpersonal and time-management skills.

Training Provided

ENG ME! Mentors attend an initial training session and regular debrief sessions with the ENG ME! leadership team of senior mentors.

Contact

Philippa Martin
Email: philippa.martin@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
  • B3 - Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
  • B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
  • B5 - Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • B6 - Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
  • B7 - Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
  • B8 - Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process.
  • B9 - Technology – You organise and store information for easy access.
  • C1 - Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • C2 - Initiative and Enterprise – You plan and generate solutions to cope with changes.
  • C3 - Leadership – You successfully organise and manage a team.
  • C4 - Learning – You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • C5 - Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • C6 - Problem solving – You resolve an issue with a customer, client or team member.
  • C7 - Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more successful.
  • C8 - Teamwork – You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • D1 - Communication - You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms. 
  • D4 - Learning – You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
  • D5 - Planning and organising – You create clear goals for each project.
  • D6 - Problem solving – You test what works in a situation and develop strategies to resolve issues.
  • D7 - Self-Management – You take responsibility for your own work.
  • D8 - Teamwork – You cooperate with different working styles and seize opportunities to learn from others.
Matrix intersection points for ENG ME! Mentor (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

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