Peer Support Program
Volunteers are trained to provide support to other students who are called to a Course Academic Progress Committee (CAPC) meeting. These committees have the authority restrict and in some cases even terminate a student’s enrolment, so the meetings are a big deal for the students involved.
As a volunteer for this program you are limited to a support role, so you won’t be required to speak or advocate for students in the meeting. You are to be available to students on the day of the CAPC meeting. If a student would like your support, you can assist them by talking to them before their meeting, attending the meeting with them to take notes and debriefing immediately after their meeting.
Meetings are usually held after the final release of results. Which is 12 July for Semester 1, and 4 December for Semester 2.
Training & shifts:
You will attend training on how to support students, the CAPC process, and how to refer to relevant University support services. You will be assisted by student mentors and Advocacy staff. You must be available to attend training. Training for Semester 1 will be held in the third week of July.
To take part in the program, you must be at least in your second year of study, attend the training, and be available during some of the committee meeting period. Shifts are normally broken up into morning and afternoon shifts with regular breaks including a 30-60 minute lunch break. If you are not available for the whole period, but only for a few shifts, we still welcome your assistance.
How to apply:
To apply for this program please complete the form below and provide as much detail in your answers as possible.
This is a competitive process and we have a lot of interest in the program each semester. We consider all application questions when shortlisting volunteers. You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email.