Student Mentor Programme

The ISBS Student Mentor Programme has been a component of the annual ISBS conference since 2012, making this year its 10th edition! This programme presents an excellent opportunity for ISBS student members to meet with experts in the sports biomechanics field. Students are matched with mentors based on their research background and interests. Participation in the Student Mentor Programme is free of charge. The last MENTOR – MENTEE pairings will be sent prior to the conference Opening Ceremony. As soon as you have received your pairing, you may collectively begin to plan your virtual meeting (mentees and mentors will meet online at a time suitable to both).  We encourage you to complete your meeting in the week(s) before, the week of, or the week after the conference.


Upon receiving your mentee match-up:

(i) Please provide the mentee with at least options in your time zone that would be suitable to meet.

(ii) You can choose the online forum that suits you and your mentee best (i.e. Zoom, Teams, FaceTime, Skype).

(iii) During the session you can discuss student research questions, conference topics, career goals, or help the student with networking.


Once you have contact with your mentor:

(i) Respond swiftly to the suggested meeting times that the mentor suggests.

(ii) Prepare for your meeting by summarizing your research and preparing questions to ask.

(iii) Inform yourselves about your mentor (think: view their website or their ResearchGate, read their research, request a brief bio).

Don’t forget to tag @ISBSOFFICIAL (#ISBSstudents) if you post something on Twitter/Facebook about your meet-up! With questions and inquiries please send an email to


Pub Chat & Trivia

Join your student representatives Stephanie and Cody for a “pub chat & trivia” session. In order to cater across time zones,  sessions will on Saturday the 4th Sept 5-7am AEST and Sunday the 5th Sept 12-2pm AEST (be sure to work out which session best suits your time zone). The sessions will run as an informal get together and are designed to help students meet, connect, and build friendships. Be prepared for social interaction and contributions in break out rooms!