CAES Communication Support Services (CSS) aims to support the communication skills development of all UGC-funded students through 1:1 consultations and workshops with trained consultants through its Writing Centre and Speaking Studio service. We are now recruiting high-calibre postgraduate and Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 undergraduate peer consultants for semester 1 of the 2022-23 academic year. Students from all disciplines are welcome. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills relevant to work in the Writing Centre and Speaking Studio, and they will be enthusiastic about helping others communicate effectively. Those hired will receive training in tutoring and communication skills, and be supported by professional language instructors in their work.

How much is the pay? 


Competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications will be offered. 


When is the training? 


Training will be held in late August 2022; training time is counted as part of consultants’ contracted working hours.


When would I begin working, and what are the working hours? 

New consultants will start giving consultations in September 2022. Consultants will work about 8 hours a week. A typical weekly work schedule includes four to six pre-booked 30-minute consultations and/or 1-hour discussions and workshops, consultation preparation, short administrative tasks, consultant development activities, promotion work, and a limited number of “walk-in” consultations. Consultants should be able to commit to serve for at least one semester.

Are the working hours flexible? 


CSS arranges face-to-face/zoom tutoring time slots and workshops to fit consultants’ schedules. Pre-consultation preparation work, consultant-development activities, and promotion work are scheduled flexibly.

How do I apply? 

All applicants must submit the following items by 22 May 2022 (deadline extended):

  1. A completed application form (downloadable here)

  2. A curriculum vitae

  3. Evidence of your academic results at HKU. This could be an official HKU transcript, or the Unofficial Transcript of Academic Record viewable in the HKU portal, saved as a PDF. Postgrad students may submit evidence from previous degrees taken at other universities.

Those applying to tutor in the Writing Centre should:

Also submit an academic writing sample that demonstrates your writing skills (maximum 20 pages).

Send their application form, CV, evidence of academic results, and academic writing sample to writingcentre@hku.hk.

After we receive your application documents, we will give you a link to complete an online written test. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in-person or over Zoom in early June 2022.

Those applying to tutor in the Speaking Studio should:

Submit a portfolio highlighting your achievements and experiences in speaking activities, if applicable.

Send your application form, CV, evidence of academic results, and/or portfolio to speakingstudio@hku.hk.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to produce a short video response (3-5 mins) to a prompt in late May 2022. 


For enquiries, write to the e-mail address for the unit in which you are interested.