As the programme is only running on select modules, you will be informed by your lecturers if the opportunity is available to you. The PAL Coordinator will then explain in more detail PAL and the application process.
How have previous PAL leaders found their experience?
“Really rewarding! It's a great way to remind me of the topic too.”
“It feels great to have an impact on someone else's university life.”
”Very useful for my development and for the academic skills. I really enjoy it!”
“I am enjoying it, I feel good leaving knowing that I have helped someone get to grips with something difficult.”
What does a PAL leader do?
PAL Leaders lead weekly sessions based on what has been agreed upon with their participants.
They facilitate the learning of students and help guide them through the module by heading activities and group discussions
They are trained in how to structure and lead flexible sessions so everyone can participate and enjoy them.
PAL Leaders must also monitor and record attendance which is uploaded along with session plans and reviews to be made available to their Senior PAL Leader
PAL Leaders do not teach, lecture or give out the answers.
PAL Leaders do help with problem-solving, study skills, exam techniques, coursework and assignments, and presentations.
Why become a PAL leader?
Leaders can develop real-life transferable skills, often sought after in graduate jobs.
Improve presentation skills and self-confidence.
Develop facilitation skills by coaching other students, and gain an ability to tailor how concepts are communicated to different audiences.
Development of time-management, improvisational, and troubleshooting skills
PAL Leadership shows an employer that students have gone above and beyond their degree and have been interested in contributing to the wider University community.