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What our Leaders have to say about their experiences of PAL.
"I have become more outgoing and expressive as a person through PAL as it provided me with a platform to survive and then succeed. Working for PAL in the Library, I picked up additional knowledge on topics such as referencing and para-phrasing. It has also helped me learn how to use various means available to solve a problem."
"PAL has been an eye opening
experience for me this year. I enjoyed learning about other
cultures, the ups and the downs international students have
encountered whilst at UWE Bristol, and helping them to better
understand the UK culture. I really enjoyed working with the
students, and feel that I have made eight new friends."
Kevin Simmons, PAL Leader – Global
"The most enjoyable part of
this experience was being able to pass on my skills and experience
to others. Because people have helped and continue to help me
along my journey, I enjoy the opportunity of being able to help
others within their situations."
Jack Gibson, PAL Leader – Careers
"I have found PAL very helpful in boosting my
confidence, and I liked the interaction with the students and the
good feeling after a successful session that had clearly helped the
Marketa Molnarova, PAL Leader – Law
"PAL is about being on the same
level, making students feel more comfortable and less afraid to ask
questions. We have a different perspective.'
Sarah Lane, PAL Leader – Bristol Business School
"I did find the PAL training very valuable and
have realised that PAL is not as scary as I
anticipated it would be! I really enjoyed facilitating the students
that did come to the group and could see the benefit of second
years being involved in the first years' studies – they
had lots of questions to ask!"
Kathryn Payne, PAL Leader – Health and Life Sciences
"I applied to be a PAL at Bower as it is an excellent way to
test and extend my own technical knowledge, whilst at the same time
helping others develop new skills and gain confidence in their
Emily Ketteringham, PAL Leader – Technical
"I have been offered and accepted a placement
with the Government Economic Service based in the economic analysis
department at the Home Office. They asked me about PAL in both of my interviews and
seemed impressed by what it involves."
Paul Stewart, PAL Leader – Bristol Business School