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Become a PAL leader now!

By JForrester 09 Mar 2021

Want to be a PAL leader next academic year?

We're recruiting! And need students from a wide range of UWE Bristol degree programmes and from all campuses, so get involved.


For further information about the role, to check whether you’re eligible and to apply, visit our ‘Be a PAL Leader’ webpage or book onto an online information session hosted on Blackboard Collaborate:


Wednesday 10th March, 12:00-12:45

Monday 15th March, 13:00-13:45

Thursday 25th March, 11:00-11:45

Friday 16th April, 15:00-15:45

Monday 19th April, 16:00-16:45

Wednesday 28th April, 10:00-10:45


The application window is open now until 30th April 2021.


What is Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)?

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders facilitate group-based study sessions and workshops for other students in order to:

  • Ease the transition into Higher Education
  • Adjust to University life
  • Improve study habits
  • Enhance academic or technical understanding
  • Develop the life skills of resilience
  • Connect with their peers


What are the benefits of being a PAL Leader?

By being a UWE PAL Leader, you will:

  • Help other students to help themselves.
  • Develop the soft skills employers look for e.g. leadership, interpersonal communication, time management.
  • Be equipped with mentoring and facilitation techniques.
  • Connect with other students and your course.
  • Get involved in internal and external networking events and conferences.
  • Engage with learning and development opportunities e.g. ILM Level 3 in Effective Mentoring.
  • Gain experience in using online learning platforms and digital tools.
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Have the opportunity to become a Senior PAL Leader the following year, mentoring a team of PAL Leaders.