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Join Our Peer Learning and Support Team

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HEDC Student Learning Development Team offers a number of paid and volunteer positions for students. By joining our team you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, graduate attributes and add value to your degree through work experience in a tertiary setting.

PASS Facilitator (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions)

PASS is a collaborative study group for students led by a facilitator who has already successfully completed the paper. As a PASS facilitator you will need to be able to create a collaborative learning environment with a group of students to aid their learning in a specific paper. This is different from a tutorial in that PASS facilitators demonstrate different ways of learning course content rather than re-teach content.

The benefits of becoming a PASS facilitator include (From University of Wollongong):

  • Improved communication skills
  • Opportunity to develop your own academic skills
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Working with a team of like-minded peers and contributing to the University

Find out more about the PASS programme

To find out more about becoming a PASS facilitator contact SLD Reception:

Email: hedc.studentlearning@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 8801

Peer Writer

Peer writers are senior students trained to aid first year (100 level) students in effective writing and study skills. As a peer writer you will be expected to aid students in:

  • Unpacking the assignment question
  • Planning/structuring the assignment
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Time Management
  • Note-taking
  • Exam preparation
  • Time-management
  • Note-taking
  • Exam preparation

To find out more about becoming a peer writer contact SLD Reception:

Email: hedc.studentlearning@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 8801

Conversational English Facilitator

Conversational English facilitators are student volunteers who facilitate informal English conversation groups for students to develop their oral skills and learn about New Zealand sayings and culture. By being a Conversational English facilitator you will:

  • Meet interesting people from across the world
  • Be part of a fun and dynamic team
  • Contribute to the University and community
  • Develop your own leadership and communication skills

To express your interest in becoming a Conversational English facilitator, go to this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEIU1wL1_Oxxf2bRXKjYH3TwBOpBcnykVym-ypTyDQUGxXoQ/viewform

If you wish to find out more about the role first, contact SLD Reception:

Email: hedc.studentlearning@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 8801

Language Mentors @ Otago

Want to help others to improve their English and learn more about our Kiwi culture? Interested in meeting students from other countries? Join the Language Mentor @ Otago programme to be involved in a great peer system where you will be partnered with a student who is keen to practice their English and learn more about New Zealand/Aotearoa and Kiwi culture.

To express your interest in becoming a Language Mentor, go to this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEIU1wL1_Oxxf2bRXKjYH3TwBOpBcnykVym-ypTyDQUGxXoQ/viewform

If you wish to find out more about the role first, contact SLD Reception :

Email: hedc.studentlearning@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 8801

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