WIC launched this session’s Guided Peer Support (GPS) program this O Week in an event held at the Centre. Pairing up over thirty of this session’s commencing students and peer guides from their second year and above, the program aimed to ease new students into tertiary education and to equip them with the tips and hacks of campus life .
Once students were grouped in their area of study, they were divided into four faculty groups before a ‘speed-dating’ information session with some of WIC’s staff about the services and activities available to them.
Joel Keen, WIC’s In-house Academic, talked the groups through the tailored academic support service that is provided for students at WIC.
Adam Ridgeway, the Student Success Coordinator, held demonstrations on how to apply for ITAP tutoring, which all of the first-year students were keen to do.
Caitlin Stuart, our Employability Coordinator engaged students in an activity around goal setting and had students write down their future job goal and then worked backwards from there, discussing with students how they might achieve them. Some students took the opportunity to book in one-on-one consultations on career mapping and assistance with job applications.
Our student Success Stream took students through WIC’s Strength & Needs Snapshots, a process for helping identify and tailor individual pathways for students to successfully complete their education
WIC greatly appreciates the involvement of the program’s volunteer peer guides and their willingness to give up their time to give back not just to the Centre, but to other students as well.