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PAL Central: Session Ideas

An online hub of guidance and resources for our PAL Leaders and their Level 4 students.

Session Ideas

You will find further session ideas under the Session Ideas tab

Our template session plans are a great way to facilitate a session on study skills, but just remember that you should always tailor your sessions to the student's needs before jumping in and picking your own idea! Encouraging them to give you session requests is great practice, or if they are still being quiet, you could ask your Academic Course Contact for ideas on what the group might be struggling with.

Overview of PAL

  • Students like the safe environment that PAL offers as they can admit to not understanding a particular part of the course within a peer setting. They can meet new people on their course which is beneficial especially in the first few weeks.
  • They may enjoy and benefit from the small group work and collaborative discussions that take place during PAL where they can decide what course related issue they wish to review, discuss, or practice.
  • They recognise the ways in which PAL has improved their independent learning and study skills.
  • PAL improves students' understanding of the subject content of their course as well as being able to put it into practise with the supervision of a more experienced student (the PAL Leader)
  • They gain experience in study skills and revision techniques that aid the students academically.

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