Peer Notetaker (DRS)


Peer Notetakers provide the Disability Resource Service (DRS) with their notes from selected courses so that they can be used by students who are unable to take notes for disability-related reasons. Peer Notetakers adapt their notetaking to ensure it is suitable for use by students with disabilities. 

Hours involved in the activity

12 hours minimum. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. For this activity you can claim a maximum of two learning and development outcomes.

Application information

The Disability Resource Service (DRS) calls for potential Peer Notetakers for specific courses in response to the needs of service users. Candidates are then selected on the basis of their GPA, the quality of their sample notes, and their eligibility to work in New Zealand. Only students already selected as Peer Notetakers by DRS are eligible to apply for this CCR Activity.


Erik Kennedy

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - Peer Notetakers develop their ability to communicate clearly by conveying key information from courses to other students.
  • B4 - Learning - Peer Notetakers attend an information session about the learning needs of students with disabilities and how to take good notes. They hear first-hand what access to notes means to students using the DRS.
  • B5 - Planning and organising - Peer Notetakers manage their time and plan delivery of their notes to DRS within set timeframes. 
  • B7 - Self-management - Peer Notetakers work for themselves as independent contractors, with all the associated responsibilities.
  • B9 - Technology - Peer Notetakers use a range of technologies, including Microsoft Word templates, email, and scanning equipment, to make their work accessible. 
  • C2 - Initiative and enterprise - Peer Notetakers demonstrate and develop both initiative and an enterprising spirit. 
  • C4 - Learning - Peer Notetakers develop their ability to interpret information and decide what is relevant. 
  • C9 - Technology- Peer Notetakers use a range of technologies, including Microsoft Word and Word templates, email, and scanning equipment.
Matrix intersection points for Peer Notetakers (DRS) (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity?