Eligibility and Expectations
We’re looking for current UTS students of good standing within the UTS community who have:
- strong interpersonal skills
- a professional attitude
- leadership potential
- a willingness to work in a team environment
- good communication skills
- strong initiative
- the ability to be a good role model
You are eligible to join the Peer Network if:
- You apply when you have at least two sessions of your studies left to complete at UTS (not including the session you apply in).
- You are a local student who has completed at least one session at UTS before joining. International students can apply immediately after commencing their degree.
Please remember that to qualify for a Vice Chancellor's recommendation you need to complete two Orientations.
You are not eligible to join the Peer Network if you are:
- a local student in your first session at UTS
- in your final two sessions at UTS at the time of application.
The Peer Network aims to be inclusive of students from all backgrounds; we are used to providing flexibility so that students with varying levels of ability are welcome to apply. If this is the case, please indicate so in your application so appropriate preparations can be made.
Becoming a Peer Networker has a number of benefits but also comes with several expectations. We expect commitment, communication and reliability from our Peer Networkers in order to qualify for the full range of benefits.
Please make sure our commitments do not clash with your academic commitments.
We have a significant responsibility to orientate and welcome new students to UTS; it’s vital that all Peer Networkers are sufficiently prepared and trained to undertake this responsibility.
Before participating in Orientation, all Peer Networkers receive two full days of training. It's not only a great way to meet other Peer Networkers, but also comes with a certificate to add to your CV.
The first day of training is for new Peer Networkers only; the second is operationally focused and is for both new and existing Peer Networkers.
Peer Networkers only participate in Training Day 1 once during their Peer Networking career. The second day is completed in its entirety once and then only in part for each subsequent Orientation you participate in. Check out the key dates page.
We ask that every Peer Networker participate in two Orientation programs. These don't have to be consecutive, but you must be a current UTS student to volunteer with the program. More about this will be explained in your interview and at Training Day 1.
Orientation occurs at the beginning of each session every year, for the two - three weeks before classes begin in Session 1 and for one week before classes begin in Session 2.