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How to get involved

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a student-to-student support scheme aimed to support you during your time at University.

PAL in modules and programmes

PAL is usually arranged for foundation and first year students, within their programmes or within certain modules. We also have a range of PAL schemes for 2019/20 that support the development of technical skills. 

When are my PAL sessions?

PAL sessions can usually be found on your timetable, alongside your normal lectures and seminars. Log in to myUWE and check the timetable tab. In some cases, especially those within technical areas, these will be arranged by the Faculty and advertised locally.

If you are having difficulties finding PAL on your programme, please contact the PAL office.

How to get the most out of PAL

Your success on your course depends on your own efforts. In order to get the most out of PAL, it is important that you:

  • use your first session to engage with your PAL Leader
  • consider the topics you would like to explore with your peers and bring the questions to the session
  • actively participate in the group discussions
  • do not wait until exam time or that challenging assignment to attend sessions.

PAL mentoring

We currently only have one PAL Mentoring scheme that is available for UWE Cares students. This 1:1 peer support comprises of six mentoring sessions across the academic year. You will have the opportunity to meet your dedicated peer mentor at an event before your sessions start. You should be informed of the scheme when you start at the University. If you are a UWE Cares student and have not heard about the scheme, then please do contact us.

Resilient U workshops

Facilitated by trained PAL Leaders, these peer to peer workshops help you learn life skills of resilience and be more able to tackle the challenges that come your way. They are interactive and discussion-based so you do not need to know anything about resilience before attending. We can assure you that they will give you the skills and knowledge you need to start the process of making positive changes to your life.

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