Jobs with Assistive Technology
Become a peer notetaker
Peer notetaking is where students contract with Assistive Technology (AT) for the purchase of copies of their notes in selected courses. These notes are used by other students at the University of Canterbury if they can’t take notes for themselves for accessibility-related reasons. If you are a currently enrolled student studying at UC then you will be eligible to become a peer notetaker - from undergraduate first-year students up to Masters.
Notes are purchased at a rate of $10.00 per one hour lecture, $20.00 per 2-3 hour lecture.
See our Notetaking information page in the Study Suppport section for more information about students use peer notetaking.
Casual Job opportunities within AT
Assistive Technology also employs a number of casual staff to assist in the provision of learning supports to students registered with our service.
If you are a third-year or post-graduate student interested in this type of work or looking for work here on campus (Ilam and Dovedale) then please apply. Complete a UC Application for Employment form (doc.119Kb) and return this by email, along with your CV and a copy of your Academic Transcript (an internal transcript is fine), to firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a paid training session for all successful applicants.
We do one main recruitment each year and additional, more targeted, recruitment as required to meet the changing needs of students in certain subject areas/courses.
Please note you can register your interest at any time to be contacted during our next recruitment.
- Casual notetaking - taking electronic notes (notes on a laptop) for a student during lectures, tutorials and labs. Available during UC terms, allocated according to student needs and course requirements. Casual note takers are used when there is no peer notetaker coverage in a course. The needs for this fluctuate during each term.
- AFC (alternate formats centre) - formatting of lecture material, textbooks, research work, audio and video transcriptions.
Those with a high typing speed of words/minute should apply and note this in their application email and CV for transcription work.
Those with experience in MathType, LaTeX, and CorelDraw/other drawing software applications should apply and specify this in their application email and CV.
- Other - assisting students in labs, research, the library, or performing administrative tasks.
This is intermittent and by invitation from those already established in the casual pool of staff.