Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

 

What is PAL?

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) offers optional weekly sessions to pupils studying a particular module.  Facilitated by student volunteers, (PALF’s) Peer Assisted Learning aims to create opportunity for further exploration and understanding within the field of study.  PAL sessions are in addition to the teaching provision that is already offered by the university and aims to offer and an informal and low pressure environment for students of all abilities to ask questions, improve their grades, develop study skills and get to know the people on their course.  

 

What are the Benefits of PAL?

PAL has shown to help students of all abilities.  Student’s who regularly attend PAL achieve more firsts than those that don’t, have overall higher grade averages than those that don’t, and have a much lower failure rate.  Not only is PAL great for academic gains but there is evidence to suggest PAL has a positive impact on the amount of students who stay at University and complete their degree – Not surprising as PAL is a great means of support and making friends.  Finally PAL saves students time.  Research suggests you can learn as much studying in a group for one hour as three hours of self-study! 

 

 

Does my Department have PAL?

PAL is attached to the following schools/departments in Semester 2 of the 2017/18 Academic year:

Subject

Module

PAL Times

Location

Facilitators

Art

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Mondays 1-2pm

Thursdays 5-6pm

ZZ106

LDS018

Holly and Malika

Amy and Kathryn

Business

Business Modelling A

Monday 5-6pm

 

Tuesday 5-6pm

 

Thursday 5-6pm

WAV036

 

CC111

 

WAV011

Hannah and Alicia

 

Harn and Naun

 

Stephanie and Michaela

Economics

Quantitative Economics

Monday 11am - 12pm

Monday 4-5pm

ZZ106

D102

Ryan and Natalia

Harry, Jasmith and Rohan

Geography

Environmental Hazards: From Mitigation to Management

Mondays 11am-12pm

CC109

Robert and Eddie

Computer Science

Object Oriented Programming

Mondays 11am-12pm

Monday 1-2pm

J202

G007

Jeff and Ben

Ashwin and Adam

Maths

Analysis 2

Thursday 11am-12pm

N112

Angharad, Sian and Atish

PHIR History

Crafting a Dissertation

Monday 1-2pm

 

Tuesday 2-3pm

 

Tuesday 3-4pm

WAV040

 

U112

 

WAV120

Benjamin and Madalina

Alexandra and Rachel

Joshua, Samuel and Ryan

PHIR Politics Research Design

Tuesday 4-5pm

Tuesday 5-6pm

D201

D201

Alexandra andAlice

Alexandra and Alice

Social Sciences Introduction to Research Methods Tuesday 10-11am ZZ106 Emily and Lewis


If your department does not have PAL but you would like one please contact us and let us know which module you would like to see in PAL in and why you think it would be particularly beneficial.  We will do our best to investigate.  In the meantime why not consider setting up your own Peer Led Study group.
 

PAL FAQ's

Find more answers about PAL here.

 

Meet a PALF

Click on the photos below to get to know a few of the Loughborough University Peer Assisted Learning Facilitators.  Find out their thoughts on their course, what it’s like to live Loughborough, and their top tip for other students.