Encouraging student attendance
Within your role as a PAL Academic Course Contact, it is important to support your PAL Leaders - this includes helping to encourage Level 4 students to attend the sessions in order for the PAL Leaders to have a good turn out each week.
See 'the 'Promoting Sessions' page for more information.
PAL Leader Resignation
Every now and then, we get PAL Leaders who do not want to continue in their role - this can be for personal reasons or occasionally can be related to workload balance. As a Central PAL Team, we understand that your students' studies take priority. However we need to ensure that the absence of the PAL Leader is covered to ensure that their students are not missing out on the support PAL provides.
Please see below the process for covering a PAL Leader's session:
1. The first step is communicating with the group receiving PAL and explain that there may be some temporary disruption to their PAL sessions whilst you are arranging another leader to take over the group if you do not have a reserve in place
2. Talk to your existing PAL Leaders and see if anyone would be happy to take on another session - this needs to be someone you think can manage the workload. They will be paid for the additional sessions they take on.
3. If none of your PAL Leaders engage with taking on an additional session, then we have two options:
A - speak to timetabling to see if it is possible to merge two seminar groups together for PAL
B - contact your Level 5 students to ask if anyone would be interested in becoming a PAL Leader and recruit a student if there is interest
4. Please cc in the Central PAL Team to all correspondence around covering a PAL session so we can support, assist and inform where possible