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Volunteering opportunity with Learning Support

13 September 2013

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We are looking for Science and Law volunteers, who can help with Peer Assisted Learning for students with disabilities.

You need to be:

  • A second or third year student
  • Interested in supporting first year students
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Committed to six evening sessions during the year (two hours long)
  • Available for training WIN 23rd and 24th September, 5-7pm (Disability Advisers will be available between 7-8pm to answer any questions) in 101, New Cavendish Street, Cavendish House, First floor

If you are interested in buddying or mentoring, please contact Shahzeena Ahmad on s.ahmad1@westminster.ac.uk you would need to be CRB checked for working with vulnerable adults.

WIN is an extended framework of support for students with disabilities. Learning Support, with the help of trained PALS (peer assisted learning: second and third year students, who are studying in the same faculty), will offer sessions built around the emotional and skills needs of students, to support them with their programme.

At the moment, it is offered to first year students only, but might be developed in the future to support all years and levels of study. The framework of support will be very flexible and adaptable to the needs of each Faculty.


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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.

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