Meet the team

Meet the 2020 Peer Writing team!

Peer Writing Leader

Sachini Poogoda

Hi, I’m Sachini and I am in my fifth year here at the ANU.  Last year I completed my double degree in Arts and Genetics, and this year I’m doing my Honours in Creative Writing.  In my time at Uni I’ve lived on campus as a student and a Senior Resident; been a biology Peer Assisted Learning tutor; studied in Canada at McGill University and gotten deeply involved in the various theatre societies on campus.  But at the start of my degree I had never even written a lab report - so I know from experience how overwhelming and confusing it can be.  I am excited to be leading the Peer Writing team in 2020. I look forward to passing on the tips and tricks I’ve learnt over the last four years.

Peer Writing Mentors

Our team of four Mentors are experienced and trained to help you with your writing.

Sophia

Hello! My name is Sophia. I am in my fifth year doing a double degree in law and arts (majoring in philosophy). I love rock climbing, learning and cute dogs. Coming from high school, I remember feeling overwhelmed about my university assessments in my first year. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to gain experience in a range of different academic mentoring roles, including in my residential and academic colleges. I am excited to be in a position where I can share my learnings with students who may be in a similar position as I was. 

Claudia 

My name is Claudia and I am a returning Peer Writer at ANU Academic Skills. I am currently in my fourth year at ANU, studying a Bachelor of Laws / Arts.

I am thoroughly looking forward to another year at the Peer Writing desk, and am more than happy to offer my advice and experience to students who need help with any subject area - whether it is do with an upcoming assignment or with general time management and note-taking skills. I love helping others and chatting with students about their work, so don't be afraid to come as say hi at the Peer Writing desk!

Will

My name is Will, and I’m in my third year at ANU studying a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Languages. In addition to my role with the Academic Skills Centre, I’m also an Academic Program Organiser at my college, providing feedback and course content help to my fellow residents, a role that I have also cultivated in my role as a private tutor. I like helping people and giving students more confidence in their work, so I’m really looking forward to my role here in 2020 as a Peer Writer for the Academic Skills Centre.

Avneet

My name is Avneet and I am in my fourth year of studying the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the ANU. Despite being from Canberra, I found the transition from high school to university a challenge. However, I successfully and very quickly adjusted to studying at the ANU with the support of various mentors on campus. During my time here, I have had the privilege to serve as the Education Director on the Law Students' Society and as a Peer Assisted Learning Mentor for the College of Arts and Social Sciences. These roles have allowed me to give back to the student community at ANU and I am looking forward to further share my experience and love for writing as a Peer Writing Mentor for ANU Academic Skills.