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Peer Helper Positions

Join a Great Team! Learning Services and Writing Services are now recruiting Peer Helpers.

Guelph's Peer Helper program is the largest of its kind in Canada. The goal of the program is to provide students with an experiential learning opportunity in positions designed to enhance their growth and development, while providing important services to their fellow students. Visit the Peer Helper web site for more information about the Peer Helper program and the application process.

There are three groups of Peer Helpers within the Learning Commons who help us to fulfill our mandate to support student learning and writing. These are:

Learning Peers

Learning Peers provide workshops, drop-in assistance, and individual consultations for students on a variety of learning- and study-related issues, including time management, strategic studying, and exam preparation. They also participate in course-specific workshops requested by faculty and develop resources for Learning Services. If you're interested in both Learning Services and Writing Services, it is possible to do a combined placement.

Please visit Learning Services for more information ...

Writing Peers

Most of a Writing Peer's time is spent giving one-on-one consultations to first-year students who want to have someone look over their writing and give them guidance. They may also offer drop-in assistance in residence. In addition, Writing Peers also help Writing Services staff present writing workshops and are available in the fall and winter semesters to give workshops for specific groups upon request. If you're interested in both Learning Services and Writing Services, it is possible to do a combined placement.

Please visit Writing Services for more information ...

SLG Leaders

The Supported Learning Group Peer Helpers are successful students in their disciplines who are trained in group facilitation, collaborative learning strategies and discipline-specific study techniques. They lead regularly-scheduled, voluntary study sessions in selected high-risk first- and second-year courses, with the aim of helping students master the course content and develop transferable learning skills.

Please visit the SLG site for more information.

For all Peer Helper positions, please read about the application process.

Graduate Student Writing Advisors

Graduate Student Writing Advisors are University of Guelph Graduate Service Assistants (GSA-1s) who are trained to help students at any level. They staff writing drop-in sessions, create writing resources, and prepare and present writing workshops on a variety of topics. For more information, contact:

Kim Garwood
Manager, Writing Services

Student IT Consultants

The CCS Student IT Consultants are available at the IT Help desk to assist all members of the University of Guelph community with many of the central computing services on campus as well as the Library computing environment. The Student Consultants receive customer service and IT training on an ongoing basis and bring their own varied levels of expertise to the IT Help Desk. They provide front line support and have the ability to escalate more difficult issues to Computer Analysts within CCS. For more information please contact:

IT Help Desk and CCS Help Centre

Volunteer Positions

The Conversation Partners Project

Volunteer as a Conversation Partner and you can gain first-hand knowledge about another culture while helping an international student practice English language skills and learn about Canadian culture. Partners are matched up according to stated interests and preferences whenever possible. There is no training required: all you need is a willingness to meet with your partner regularly for casual conversation. We'll also try to set up activities and field trips.

For more information or to volunteer as a Conversation Partner, contact us at