Student Experience Coaches
The Student Experience Coach program is a free service currently available to enrolled domestic undergraduate students.
We support students to find and follow their own path to success, collaboratively deciding strategies to overcome personal or academic challenges and access the right support.
Your coaches offer in-depth and personalised support no matter where you are at with your studies. Throughout your education journey, we are here to make sure you have a rewarding and transformative experience at the University of Adelaide.
How we can help
Coaches can help you:
- get your studies on track (motivation and planning)
- identify and achieve your study and personal goals
- understand and build strengths that promote success on your own terms
- navigate the university system
We can help you connect to other services throughout the University – we understand that you might not know where or who can best help you or even what you may need. We will work with you to figure out what you need and how to get the right help.
How to connect
We are available to meet and work with students to identify their goals, explore their options, and overcome challenges. We offer 30-minute personal appointments in whatever mode works best for you, whether face-to-face, Zoom or telephone.
If you are experiencing difficulties when booking, please email us.
We run a range of self-development workshops and group sessions to support your transition to university and academic life.
Book an appointment
You can book an appointment with your faculty coach below.
- If you need general assistance, please contact Ask Adelaide.
- If you need a study plan or enrolment advice, please contact your Faculty Success Team.
- If you are an International Student, please first contact International Student Support.
Meet the team
Drawing on over 10 years of experience in coaching and client care, Paddy is passionate about listening to and understanding the needs of students. Paddy understands that university life can be a little overwhelming at times and is determined to help you understand your options to make your experience as smooth and rewarding as possible. Paddy works closely with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and is always available to work through your ideas or to help clear your pathway forward.
Mel wants to help you be the best student (and person) you can be. With extensive university experience (ranging from being an undergrad and postgrad student herself and working in several roles across the university sector) she can help you to understand university systems, services, or processes. More importantly, Mel can help you determine what is most valuable to you and can support you to set yourself up for success at university. Mel works closely with the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology.
Mel was born & raised in Adelaide and has lived and worked in universities in Adelaide, Perth and in regional Victoria. She loves coffee, the beach and her cats, Gizmo & Luna.
Scott is passionate about helping students to navigate their education journey and achieve their goals on their own terms. As a Coach, Scott understands how transformative the right help at the right time can be and is dedicated to creating a safe space for students to work through what drives them. Scott brings together his personal experience and many years working in student support to equip students with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed, however that looks for them. Scott works closely with the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics and has study background in media, politics and international relations.
Date Event Location 28 Mar
Want to understand more about your strengths and how they can allow you to improve your performance? This Introduction to Clifton Strengths session will help you to do just that! You’ll identify your key strengths, allowing you to gain insight into how you can positively impact your study and work while understanding how the diverse strengths of others can contribute to a collective approach.