Peer Support Network Leaders

Are you a current student who wants to help new students with their transition into university? The Peer Support Network Program (PSN) is a perfect way to achieve that.

Being part of the PSN enables you to:

  • guide new students in their transition to university life and gain a sense of belonging
  • provide a positive role model
  • share (and develop further) your knowledge of university life
  • develop and enhance interpersonal, leadership, organisational, time management and communication skills
  • become a more 'rounded' graduate and add skills to your CV which may assist future employability

peer support leaders

What's involved

As a Leader, your responsibilities will be to support and guide new students, refer them to appropriate services and act as an information conduit between staff and new students.

All PSN Leaders will undergo a training program which will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake this important leadership role.

You will meet regularly with members of your group, talk about their social and academic transition and become a friendly 'face'. Most importantly, you will gain satisfaction and and sense of accomplishment by making a difference to the university experience of new students.

At the completion of the program there will be a recognition event with Faculty staff where you will be presented with a participation certificate.

How to become a Leader

Peer Support Network Leaders are current students who have completed a minimum of one year of study at Deakin University (or an equivalent Cloud enrolment).

Trimester Applications open Applications close Compulsory one day training
Trimester 1 November of
the previous year
End of January Choice of various dates
in mid-February
Trimester 2 May Mid-June Final week in June (during
inter-trimester break)
Trimester 3 September Mid-October Final week in October (during
inter-trimester break)

Applications to become a Peer Support Network Leader are accepted during the above periods.

If you have any queries, please contact sebe-psn@deakin.edu.au

More information and questions

Contact

For more information or any queries regarding the program, please contact:

Kasia Quail
Peer Support Network Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 522 71407
Email: sebe-psn@deakin.edu.au

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