What can PAL do for me?
PAL is a great opportunity for you to get together in small groups with other students in the course to compare notes, discuss important topics, develop strategies for studying and learning, and network with peers. At each session, a PAL Leader will be on hand to help you understand the course material as a peer and a friend. If you regularly attend PAL sessions, studies show that your final mark may be substantially improved.
Who are PAL Leaders and what is their role?
PAL Leaders are senior students who have completed specific courses and are selected to be trained as PAL facilitators. Their role is to lead group discussions and facilitate collaborative activities and worksheets that help you break down difficult concepts in your course. They will NOT give you answers to tests or assignments, but will guide you to arrive at your own answers.
What courses does PAL support?
College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
ABM512, AEG622, AEX622, AGO512, FES504, FES505, HOR512
College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies
ACC401, ACC411, ACC502, BNK502, BNK504, CUS403, CUS404, CUS405, ECN501, ECN602, FIN502, FIN602, HRM501, HRM604, LAW501, LAW503, LAW505, LAW604, MGT501, MGT502, MKT501, MKT504, OAD404, OAD506
College of Engineering, Science and Technology
BIO510, CED502, CHM504, CIN419, CIN427, CIN502, CIN506, CIN535, CIN607, CIN628, CSC501, CSC511, CSC512, CSD410, EED400, LSD508, MEB503, MTH412, MTH511, MTH519, PHY403, PHY505, SBC521
College of Humanities and Education
EDU505, EDU549, EDU554, EDU560, EDU561, ETH401, ETH501, GEO502, HIS502, MST554, MWT553
College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
BCH510, DNT505, DNT509, DNT604, EPI500, MED501, MED502, MED601, MIS505, MLS507, NUR512, NUR552, NUR614, PHM512
How do I attend PAL?
Just turn up! Once you know when a PAL session is running, you simply go to the PAL rooms at the scheduled time. There is no enrolment or registration required. Just remember to have your attendance recorded by the PAL Leader at the session.
Frequently asked questions
1. Is attendance compulsory?
No, attendance is not compulsory. However, PAL Learners are strongly encouraged to attend their PAL sessions regularly.
2. Do I have to pay?
No, PAL is entirely free for students.
3. Can I attend more than one session?
Yes, PAL sessions run weekly, commencing in the third week of the semester and you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.
4. What will a PAL session involve?
PAL sessions mainly consist of small group activities that target a range of learning styles, designed to simplify and reinforce course content. The content or session agenda can be set entirely by the students attending PAL. PAL Leaders will try to be flexible to accommodate as many content requests as possible.
5. How long does a PAL session last?
Each session lasts for 1 hour.
6. How do you become a PAL Leader?
Application for S1, 2021 PAL Leader position will open in February, 2021.
7. What if I have a question that is not answered here?
Please feel free to email Ms. Ferine Bano at email@example.com.