Peer Assisted Learning - University Wide Pilot

In this podcast we chat with Paul Redmond, Gita Sedghi, Rachael Collins, Kate Murray and Joel Stanley about the University wide implementation of Peer Assisted Learning and what this will look like in the next academic year.


Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience; Gita Sedghi, Senior Lecturer Chemistry; Rachael Collins, Student Success Manager; Kate Murray, Project Lead, Student Success; and Joel Stanley, PAL Leader

About the podcast

In short, peer assisted learning (PAL) is a scheme that fosters higher-year students supporting lower-year students on the same course. The idea behind this is that it enhances learning and is time effective for all involved. This year we will pilot the scheme online and will trial with two departments/Schools per Faculty. We will focus on one module per course and the chosen module will be dependent on its success rate. Supporting student wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do but it is now more important than ever that we embed this into all of our Faculty led activity. We are here to train and support you with all aspects of implementation and have been working closely with Gita Sedghi, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry to ensure that the training provided encompasses all of the essential elements required for a scheme of this nature. Kate Murray, Project Lead, Student Success Team, who is leading on the facilitation of the scheme will also be obtaining training from the European Centre for SI-PASS prior to initiation.

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