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Student Wellness Centre

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Student Wellness Centre

Peer Notetaking Program

Who are Notetakers?

Notetakers are Trent students (you!) who attend their own classes, and in doing so will aid someone else’s access to the information being presented.

Who receives these notes?

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides support for students with a wide range of diagnosed disabilities. All those who are receiving support from the office have documentation from an appropriate professional that describes the impact that their disability has on their academic achievement. 

Receiving notes as an accommodation from SAS is not a replacement for attending class! Notetaking provides the necessary notes so that the student may process the information in a way that best suits their learning style.

Notetaking in Trent Online courses

Trent Online courses are designed to be as accessible as possible, with course material being posted electronically. Students who access Peer Notetaking for in-class environments will not have access to Peer Notetaking for web courses. If a student feels that they need support with notes in an Trent Online course they are recommended to connect with their advisor at Student Accessibility Services. 

Perks of Being a Notetaker

  • Attend volunteer appreciation events
  • Chances to win draw prizes
  • Knowledge that you are helping to remove barriers to another student’s learning
  • Upon request, the Notetaking Coordinator will supply a letter of reference or a certificate at the end of the academic year
  • Volunteer notetaking is eligible to be on your Co-Curricular Record!

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Notetaker? Great!

It is VERY easy to sign-up as a volunteer notetaker!

Simply login to the SAS Portal and follow the 'Volunteer Notetaker sign-up, login & upload' link and our system will walk you through the process.


Contact us by email: notetaking@trentu.ca
Contact us by phone: 705-748-1011 ext 6135
Drop by: Otonabee College 211 (Centre for Academic Testing)