Launch of WIN Peer Assisted Learning Scheme
7 May 2014
Tea, coffee, cake and volunteering opportunities were on offer, with over 40 students registering their interest in taking part.
The launch event was to raise awareness of new volunteer opportunities for the academic year 2014-15 where second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students will be able to help, support and mentor first year students through passing on their course, study and university experiences.
Learning Support are currently looking for students to take part in three schemes:
WIN Skills Learning Cafes will consist of second year, third year and postgraduate students leading drop-in sessions for first year students doing the same course. They will help the first year students by passing on their experience of the course and developing their study and learning skills.
WIN IT Skills will involve paid students supporting introductory sessions led by IT training. They will provide practical help in sessions introducing Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
WIN Disability Buddies will act as mentors to first year students who have a disability and need additional help and support to orientate, especially at the beginning of their University experience.
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 180-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.