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What are the benefits for you as a Year-1 student?

PAL sessions provide you with academic support.

The PAL scheme allows you to:

  • discuss problems on a one-to-one or group basis.
  • improve your skills to work independently and in a team.
  • improve your communication skills.
  • develop relationships with fellow students in your year, as well as the PAL leaders.
  • be able to discuss ideas with other students with varying perspectives to help better your understanding of a given subject.
  • ask other students questions you may feel too embarrassed to ask otherwise.

In addition, engaging with the PAL scheme helps you to:

  • increase your confidence in areas you may find more difficult.
  • feel more confident when talking to others.
  • improve your understanding of the concepts of the course.
  • develop and adapt study and learning strategies.
  • integrate more quickly into university life.
  • be better prepared for any assessment and exams situations.

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