The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers a unique Mentoring Program that connects UWA students who want to grow as active citizens with professionals from the not-for-profit, corporate, and government sectors who have demonstrated experience and leadership in actively contributing to their communities.

This program provides mentees with access to personalised support and advice from their mentor about how they can continue to contribute to the community and be an active citizen.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship mentoring program ran successfully in 2020 and 2021, resulting in very positive feedback with 100% of students agreeing the experience helped them gain the knowledge, tools and skills needed to become a more active citizen and grow as a community engaged leader.

Similarly, 100% of mentors recommended participating in the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Mentoring Program to other community leaders looking to mentor a student in active citizenship.

Feedback from mentors

"As always, it's inspiring to share and learn from dynamic and highly motivated students."

"It was a great opportunity to learn as well as feel proud that you can contribute in a small way the development of aspiring young future leaders."

"This is a great program and well done. I felt supported throughout the program and gained much value from this experience as a mentor.”

Feedback from students

"It was really empowering to be able to communicate and work with someone who is a respected professional and assists me in many ways to better understand the workings in the 'real world'."

“I’m ever so grateful for this opportunity. I’ve found a friend, well-wisher, and an amazing mentor."

"My mentor was absolutely lovely and I really appreciated her time, honesty, and willingness to share some of her personal experiences and stories with me."

Get involved

Student applications for the 2022 Mentoring Program are now closed. If you would like to know about future opportunities, please email

If you are a partner organisation or supervisor and are interested in being a mentor, please contact Barbara Goodwin, Industry Partnerships Manager at