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RECRUITING WRITING PEER CONSULTANTS

The Writing Centre is now recruiting high-caliber postgraduate and Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 undergraduate peer consultants for semester 2 of the 2021-22 academic year. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will have excellent writing skills, 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 for Writing Centre Peer Consultants will be held from 10 to 14 January, 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 January, 2022. Consultants will work about 8 hours a week. A typical weekly work schedule includes four pre-booked 30-minute face-to-face consultations, 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 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 send the following items to writingcentre@hku.hk by 7 November, 2021: 

  • A completed application form (downloadable here

  • A curriculum vitae 

  • 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. 

  • An academic writing sample that demonstrates your writing skills (maximum 20 pages). 

After we receive your application documents, we will give you a link to complete an online written test. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the second half of November, 2021. 

For enquiries, write to writingcentre@hku.hk.