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? (You may also choose another area if you wish!) 🙂

A: Before the session or after the session, I usually have a chat with a few students.

When I give them helpful tips for a uni life, I feel I am useful person for someone. This makes me feel really happy.

Also for educational experience, as I meet different level of students, I consider different ways to help them effectively. Thus everyweek I try slightly different way of learning materials.

Lastly, I am glad to make many new friends. As U:PASS has a friendly environment, we can have a chat informally and we can interact more actively each other.


Q: Other comments:

A: I really love helping other students.

As an international student, when I had to start all studying myself I was lonely and stressed.

The reason that I start U:PASS was for other students not to have been through same hard time like me.

Although I cannot help whole part of their study, at least I can assist with some parts I am glad.

 Thank you *^^*


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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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