Peer mentoring can be a great way to improve the student experience both socially and academically. There are a range of peer mentoring and peer-assisted study initiatives at UNSW, and this session will show three perspectives from three different faculties.
Zarni Jaugietis (Arts and Social Sciences) manages transition-in and transition-out programs for students, including the peer mentoring program, professional workplace practice and career development learning.
Zarni is a joint award winner of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, and recipient of a Dean’s Learning and Teaching Award for Excellence in Enhancing the Student Experience.
Judith Watson (Business School) will let us know about her extensive experience with the PASS (peer assisted study sessions) program.
Scott East (Art & Design) Peer Learning discourses are often framed as a mechanism to support student transitions, leaving the impression our institutions are unchanged. Thinking about Peer2Peer networks reveals a different story.
Please come along if you are interested in hearing how these strategies can be effective, or would like to share your own experiences.
Room 123, Mathews Building