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A Guide to Your PAL Sessions: Attending your Online PAL session

A guide for Level 4 students to find out more about their PAL sessions and how to access them.


Attending your online sessions

This page is specifically for Level 4 students who will be attending PAL sessions. Here, you can see information on attending your sessions, any rules that your PAL Leader might suggest and making the most out of your sessions

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact your PAL Leader, or! For more guidance on using Teams as a platform and tutorial advice, please see here: Using MS Teams

Accessing your PAL sessions

The PAL Central Team have now added all Level 4 students to both their departmental teams, and their correct seminar group/private channel within the team.

Once you are added, you will receive an email notification from '', saying that you've been added to a team. When you open Microsoft Teams either through the web/app (See 'Using Microsoft Teams' section on this page), or via the link in your notification email, you'll be asked to log in. Use your university email address and password for this, as you would to log in to your outlook inbox. Once logged in, you will be able to see only the seminar group that you are a member of. This private channel will be listed to the left of the screen, and will be titled with your timetabled PAL seminar group code, along with the name of your PAL Leader. This private channel is where your PAL sessions will be held.

There is no direct link from your timetable to your PAL session, simply just open Teams up at the time of your PAL session, and when your PAL Leader has begun the session, press the button that says 'Join' in your channel.

It is important that your PAL Leader hosts your sessions in your private channel, rather than the entire team for your department!

Please contact if you have any problems with accessing your sessions! We are working to get your teams, channels, and fellow seminar members set up quickly.

For a step-by-step pictographic guide on the instructions on how to access your session, please see the following screenshots:

Engaging with your sessions

An important piece of advice for you as a Level 4 student, is the value of engaging with your session. When both the PAL Leader, and the Level 4 students mutually engage with PAL, it is a fun and beneficial experience for all.

As part of this, please don't hesitate to give your PAL Leader any feedback such as things that you enjoyed, or didn't enjoy (but be appropriate about it!), as well as suggestions for sessions you'd find useful.
PAL is student-led, so whilst your PAL Leader might have some session plans for when they get few suggestions, it is up to you to tell them what you want!

For more information on the benefits of attending your PAL session, please see the video below from two PAL Placement students, Hazel and Evie: