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Volunteering opportunity: Westminster Peer Assisted Learning

11 June 2013

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We need students who are interested in developing their presentational skills and training to help deliver Academic Skills workshops to first year students.

Academic Learning Development Westminster Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Skills Facilitator Training

What is PAL?

PAL is a scheme whereby student volunteers assist groups of students to learn generic study skills.

What do Skills Facilitators do?

Skills Facilitators are trained by the Learning Development Team to provide student-led academic skills support to students.

What is the PAL scheme?

It will consist of three two-hour sessions where the Skills Facilitators will assist in the following:

  • Getting ready to study at university
  • Writing assignments at university
  • Revision: strategies for your exams

What can you expect from us?

  • A friendly, professional and stimulating working environment
  • Comprehensive training and support

Introductory training…

  • Two-hour introduction and taster session
  • Two full days of training

On-going training...

  • Support before each session
  • Debrief after each session
  • Opportunity to be observed and receive feedback
  • Appointments

What is in it for you?

  • Professional training to develop your presentational, communication and teaching skills
  • You will develop your own Academic Skills
  • You will develop skills that employers are looking for
  • Recognition from the University

Please contact Shahzeena Ahmad for further information: s.ahmad1@westminster.ac.uk. The deadline for volunteering is 26 August.


About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.


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