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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an effective means of supplemented instruction, where trained student leaders supervise groups of students in a one hour study session per week. The primary aim is encourage collaborative work, where students can feel safe in asking questions, and where they are encouraged to think through problems and solve them in collaboration with other students.

As well as improving academic outcomes, PAL helps students engage their studies and peers, fosters the ability to work in teams and makes students feel more confident in their problem solving abilities. PAL leaders also develop essential leadership skills.

What can you expect from PAL?

  • improve learning techniques. The aim of this is to provide them with the skills to become an effective learner 
  • improve understanding of subject content 
  • improve communication skills 
  • have the chance to ask questions that may seem silly, in a supportive environment 
  • have access to more study materials, such as past exams or mock exam questions