Peer assisted learning is:
- a scheme in which PAL leaders aid the development and understanding of newer students. PAL session leaders have been trained to organise and facilitate weekly study support sessions.
- structured to give students a chance to: adjust quickly to university life; improve their study habits; enhance their understanding of the subject through group discussions.
- beneficial to the university experience for both participants and PAL leaders.
Peer assisted learning is not:
- It is not there to reduce student-lecturer contact. PAL sessions are optional additional support and you must still attend all lectures, workshops and labs to truly benefit from your course!
- It is not targeted at “weak” or “underachieving” students. It's available for anyone who needs help.
- It is not teaching by senior students. The PAL leaders are only there to advise and provide guidance.
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