Dr Michael Spence AC, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, the University of Sydney

On behalf of the University of Sydney, I present our Peer Support Advisor (PSA) Program's nomination for the Big Impact Award.

This initiative has provided invaluable support to thousands of students impacted by COVID-19, through approachable remote support, assistance in navigating services and peer connection, to reduce stress during a time of great disruption.

For student advisors this program has developed vital graduate attributes of cultural competence, effective communication and problem-solving, through structured training and development opportunities.

I am pleased to endorse this unique initiative that reflects the values and graduate qualities we strive to cultivate at the university.