Irene’s 14 mentors are responsible for the newcomers’ transition from school to university, in terms of their academic welfare, social well-being etc. Mentors are senior residents chosen from different areas of study to help newcomers register, find their classes, manage their schedules and lead a balanced life.

Mentors assist newcomers in the following ways:

  1. Administration – Newcomers are guided through registration processes during welcoming & late placements.
  2. Mentor Sessions – Each newcomer is assigned to a mentor, forming small mentor groups of between 6 and 9 Ireners. These mentor groups meet throughout the welcoming period until classes start, as well as on a regular basis during the remainder of the year. 
  3. Academic guidance – Newcomers have the opportunity to reach out to their mentor and mentor group (who usually study the same degree/faculty) anytime during the year if they need help or tips with regards to modules, tests or projects.

“Be-Well” is a Student Wellness Project that forms part of the wider campus mentoring programme. It focuses on six dimensions – Social, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual and Occupational – which together provide extensive holistic support to newcomers. Research has shown that “Wellness can be linked to flourishing in life”, and for this reason, Irene has adopted this successful programme.

Mentors 2023/2024 :

Mentors 2022/2023 :

Mentors 2021/2022