Giving back and giving forward

Q: Students lead in U:PASS for a wide variety of reasons – to mentor, to gain leadership skills, to improve communication skills, to get educational experience, to see what it’s like working for UTS.  What’s something you feel you have gained in one (or more) of these areas over the last fortnight? Why?

A: One of the main reasons I lead in U:PASS this semester was to improve my communication skills. In the last two weeks I have already noticed my confidence when speaking to large groups of people increase as a result of speaking in front of my U:PASS sessions.

 

I think this is amazing as it shows that U:PASS is not only great for the attending students but for those who lead as well. Learning can be had by the leader and the attendees!

 

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About Georgina Barratt-See

Georgina manages the UTS U:PASS (UTS Peer Assisted Study Success) program, which assists students in 50 first and second year subjects with study sessions run by trained student facilitators. Georgina has 14 years experience in the Higher Education sector with interests in student leadership, mentoring, first year experience, teaching and learning.

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