Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)
Peer-Assisted Learning or 'PAL' are unit specific workshops led by trained PAL Leaders who are students who have excelled in those particular units. FREE Weekly one-hour workshops are open to all enrolled students.
PAL will help you:
- Achieve better grades
- Understand and revise lecture content on weekly basis
- Get tips and hints from students who've done the units before
- Stay organised and meet new people
- Understand "what to learn" and "how to learn it"
Timetable Session 2, 2016
Please click on the unit below to see the PAL timetable:
Students who attend PAL not only get to understand the unit better and be more organised but also are achieving better grades. The program is evaluated on regular basis and below are some results:
Becoming a PAL Leader
To be a PAL Leader is challenging and rewarding, it opens many doors and give you an opportunity to:
- Improve your communication skills
- Ability to deal with different personalities
- Improve your presentation skills
What do you need to become a PAL Leader?
- Distinction or High Distinction in unit/s for which you apply and overall GPA minimum of 3.0
- Undergraduate student enrolled in an FBE degree
- At least two semesters to go before completion
- Personable with strong communication skills
- Strong English proficiency, succinct, able to get to the point
- Do I need to register to attend?
No you don't have to register. Just pick a session that suits your timetable and attend it.
- Can we get help with Assignments
and tutorial homework?
PAL Leaders are not allowed to help with Assignments and homework. Pleas attend tutor consultations and UC consultations to get that type of help
- Who is this program for?
PAL is for everyone. Students help each other learn in PAL sessions and all together they get to understand the concepts better. PAL is not targeting students it is targeting difficult and challenging units.
- Is PAL compulsory and do I have to
attend PAL every week?
PAL is not compulsory and it is up to you when and which week you would like to attend. However as the PAL results have shown students who attend more sessions perform better. Regular attendance can also keep you organised.
- Can the answers to the worksheet be
provided to us if we miss a session?
PAL worksheets are designed by the PAL Leaders and they don't include answers. The PAL class will work together in order to solve the worksheet. If you miss a class the best we can do for you is to provide you with the worksheet and you will need to spend time solving it. So if you want the answers we will have to come to the PAL sessions.
- I am not doing well in my units. Who can I speak to?
If it is a unit related question please contact the Unit Convenor or your tutor. The consultation times are available on iLearn page. If you want to speak to someone about your general course progression and performance at university please email firstname.lastname@example.org and an adviser will book an appointment with you to discuss.