It’s an unsettling feeling

It’s an unsettling feeling to be paid to sit back, but that’s exactly what we’re trying to promote, as this Physics leader reflects:

Q: What went well in your sessions this fortnight and why?
A: Everybody in my group is friends now. They talk amongst themselves and mostly ignore me, which is good haha. They said they liked group activities, and I can see they are all improving greatly.

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!) šŸ™‚
A: Now that I have overcome the hurdle of getting them to talk amongst one another, I am adjusting to just sitting back and only chiming in occasionally or when I am needed. I rather like it though, not always feeling the need to make conversation.

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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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