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The Speaking Studio is now recruiting high-calibre postgraduate and Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 undergraduate peer consultants for semester 2 of the 2022-23 academic year. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will have excellent speaking 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 Speaking Studio Peer Consultants will be held from 9 to 13 January, 2023; 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 2023. 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 serving 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 by 16 November, 2022.

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.

4.    A 3-minute pre-recorded speech on the following prompt:

•    Prompt: What does it take to become a great speaker? You may want to reflect on your own experiences and observations and use concrete examples to illustrate your points. Be creative!  
•    Record your response in a video not longer than 3 minutes, and upload your video to this link
•    You should focus on showcasing your qualities as an excellent communicator. Technical complexity is NOT our central consideration.

•     You may find some useful information in this playlist produced by the current Peer Consultants. 

•     Deadline is Nov 16 (23:59 pm).

For enquiries, write to 

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