Student Peer Leader Network

Learn more about the Student Peer Leader Network, their peer-to-peer careers and employability events and services, and how to become a peer leader.


Who are the peer leaders?

As part of the Student Peer Leader Network, peer leaders deliver a range of services, programs, and events to support the student community in the following areas:

  • Careers and employability
  • Study abroad and exchange programs
  • Melbourne Talks English language and culture program
  • Partnership and collaboration with student groups
  • Supporting various student initiatives relating to transition and wellbeing.

Events and activities run by peer leaders

Melbourne Talks

Develop your English language skills and learn about Australian culture and academic life with other students through fun, peer-led activities. This free program is open to all international students new to the University of Melbourne. Please visit Melbourne Talks for program information and dates.

Drop-in/Zoom-in to the Careers & Employability Studio,

Drop-in/Zoom-in to the Careers & Employability Studio ,on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings to speak to our peer leaders and get advice and help with creating your resume, preparing for interviews, finding jobs and internships, and navigating key employability tools. Check Careers Online for session dates and times.

LinkedIn Photobooth

Need a new headshot for your LinkedIn profile? Student Peer Leader Network offers a LinkedIn Photobooth service for Unimelb students. Attend the Careers & Employability Studio to get your digital headshot taken. Bookings are essential. Please log on to Careers Online to check available times.

Mock assessment centre

An interactive workshop designed for students to practice and engage in several simulated group activities. Gain firsthand experience in commonly assessed tasks, plus lots of tips on what assessors look for. Delivered both virtually and in-person. To view session details and to register, visit Careers Online.

Partnerships and collaborations

Student peer leaders also partner with other teams across the university to support various student initiatives relating to wellbeing, work rights and skill development, and social interactions. The free meal packs program has been supported by the Student Peer Leader Network since the start of the pandemic and it aims to provide students in need with access to free food.

Student clubs and societies can send their requests to facilitate workshops for their members by emailing requests to:

Year in review (2022)

Watch our Year in Review reel for a glimpse of the activities and events we were involved with in 2022.

Click a picture to find out a little more about the peer leaders.


How can I become a peer leader?

Applications for the Student Peer Leader role are open from Friday 2 June to 11.59pm Sunday 18 June, 2023.

Please visit Careers Online to access the role advertisement, position description and instructions on how to apply.

Student Peer Leader Testimonials

"As an international student, finding jobs and internships was a daunting process for me. However, after receiving knowledge about the university resources regarding careers and employability, the process became much easier for me. A big part of my job is to help students relieve stress related to careers and this aspect of the job resonates with me the most." — Chai

"Being a peer leader is truly rewarding as it gives me the opportunity to make substantial contributions to the student community. The inspiring stories of my fellow peers and students also make this a wonderful learning experience." — Nami

"The best aspect for me is the variety of work that you undertake and the roles and responsibilities that come with it. From being a facilitator for workshops to planning events with other peer leaders, you never know initially what’s in store for you." — Aayush

Contact us

For more information about the Student Peer Leader Network and the events, please email