Making connections through volunteering

Being a peer leader at QUT has given me much more than I had expected. I’ve received training, developed professional employment networks and had a real impact on my peers.

If you’re passionate about helping other students succeed with their studies, consider getting involved with one of QUT’s Peer Programs. Support from peers is effective because as a fellow student you are more likely to have experience and awareness of what others may be going through.

What programs are there?

There’s a huge range of programs and leadership opportunities available at QUT. Some are uni-wide programs that focus on connection and wellbeing while others are more discipline-specific. Each program gives you the opportunity to develop leadership skills, establish strong networks and form long-term friendships. Often being a peer leader is described as one of the most memorable highlights of student life.

What will I do?

Peer leaders are experienced students trained to share their knowledge and tips about life and learning at QUT. All peer leaders are required to undertake both online and on-campus training and professional learning for their particular peer leader role or roles. You can get involved through a variety of on-campus or online programs.

As a peer leader you will:

  • connect with other peer leaders in your program
  • help achieve your peer program’s goals and expectations
  • participate in training and receive support in your role
  • develop your professional and employability skills
  • receive recognition for your volunteer service.
  • Am I eligible to apply?

    Each Peer Program has different applicant requirements. These may include:

  • applicant requirements (minimum GPA, study year level)
  • Peer Leader role overview and expectations (time commitment)
  • discipline area.
  • Check out what’s available for the upcoming semester. You never know where volunteering can take you!