The Student Partnerships and Transitions team is responsible for leading, institutional wide, curriculum embedded and co-curricular programs that enable the successful transition, participation, and retention of all UOW students. The team adopts peer based and student-staff partnership approaches. It works with key stakeholders and Faculties to understand institutional barriers to students' progression through their courses and to develop induction, transition and retention initiatives through student and staff collaboration to address these challenges across UOW's onshore campuses.

Applications close Sunday 6th November at 9pm.

Apply for a student casual position

Couch Conversations

Leader Roles

Couch Conversations is a program where weekly sessions are run to enable students to connect, while building their network and developing their personal skills. Couch Conversations is a place for all of our UOW students to chat, share experiences, develop cross cultural relationships, hear about tips and tricks for work, study and play.  The program is open to everyone.

Couch Conversations sessions are on throughout the week and are free to attend as well as UOWx recognised. 

Peer Success Coaching

Peer Success Coaches

The Peer Success Coaching Program is available for all undergraduate and postgraduate onshore UOW students who may be at risk of withdrawing from their studies. The program offers facilitated sessions delivered by Peer Success Coaches during weeks 2-13 of Autumn and Spring session. The sessions are 1:1 and provide students with the relevant information, advice, strategies, and referral to UOW services to help them overcome any issues they may be facing. Coaches are current students who have been appropriately trained and work with students to set individual goals and co-construct action plans to achieve ongoing success.

Students' Hub 

Ambassador Roles

The Students' Hub is a student-led initiative in a friendly and informal space with the basic premise of "advice from students for students".

Ambassadors work informally with students sharing information about UOW services and programs, and helping direct them to the support they need.

First Gen

Ambassador Roles

First Gen is all about celebrating and empowering UOW students who are the first in their immediate family to attend university. The program aims to support First Gen students throughout their university journey by connecting them with other First Gen students and staff and helping them access tailored resources, First Gen celebration events and programs.

As an Ambassador in this program, you would be a First Gen student.

Mature Age 

Ambassador Roles

Mature Age Ambassador Roles are all about looking at ways to help mature age (21 or more) students transition the best way possible into and through university life.  The program aims to support students throughout their university journey by connecting them with other mature age students and staff, and helping them access tailored resources, various targeted events and programs.

To be an ambassador in this program, you need to be a mature age student.

Peer Assisted Learning

PAL Leaders

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) aims to provide a learning atmosphere which differs from the traditional tutorial environment. PAL sessions are subject specific and are led by 'PAL Leaders', senior students who have excelled at the subject in the past. The focus is on integrating the course content (what to learn) with academic reasoning and study skills (how to learn). 

Subjects we are recruiting for include:

ASSH: PSYC123, PSYS150, HAS 120, SOC 103

BAL: FIN 111, LLB1100, ECON100, BUS 121

EIS: MATH141, MATH283, CSIT115, ENGG252

SMAH: SNUG103: MEDI100, MEDI111, SNUG202, CHEM104

Peer Academic Coaching

Peer Academic Coaches

Peer Academic Coaches are senior students who offer 1:1 assistance on a range of academic topics to help students hit their study targets.

Student Mental Health

Ambassador Leaders

This is a new position currently under consideration.  

If you would like to be considered if the position becomes available, please register your interest.

More about the role including the Position Description, will be discussed with those who express their interest if the opportunity opens up.


Potential dates for face-to-face interviews will be held between 22 – 30 November 2022.  If you are successful for an interview, you will be contacted by staff.  If you are not available for a face-to-face interview, please let staff know and we will make arrangements for an online interview.