The SOAR Centre is run by skilled Peer Advisers who are also research candidates. They offer knowledge and experience developed through their own research journey. You can meet with Peer Advisers in our SOAR Centre for one-to-one support or group workshops.
Book an appointment for one-to-one help with a Peer Adviser.
As a researcher, you will encounter challenges that may require extra help. In addition to the support offered by your supervisor, school and the Research Service’s training program, the ten SOAR Peer Advisers have a variety of research skills to provide you with the support you need. Peer Advisers can provide support in areas such as:
Our Peer Advisers have already experienced a number of challenges on their research journey. Some of these are more personal than academic and may include:
Our SOAR Peer Advisers are trained in cultural awareness and transition issues and are happy to listen to your stories and discuss your situation. Peer Advisers may refer you to other services provided at ECU that may also help you.
The SOAR Centre works closely with other services at ECU, for example Career and Employability Services, Student Counselling, Library Services, and research and writing advisers. If needed, Peer Advisers can refer you to any of these services.
SOAR sessions are interactive small group workshops on a variety of research-related topics, where Peer Advisers share their own experiences and knowledge. Examples of SOAR sessions include:
More information about SOAR Sessions is available in the research student newsletters sent via student email.
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