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PsychPALS is the Psychology peer-assisted learning scheme, dedicated to 1st and 2nd year students embarking on their undergraduate journey to become successful psychologists. PsychPALS comprises of trained student volunteers (PALS leaders), who plan and facilitate study sessions for a group of students on a regular basis, helping them acquire essential academic skills and consolidate their knowledge of Psychology.
Our PALS Leaders are all 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Psychology students who share their experience in Psychology Year 1 and Year 2 and can relate to the challenges that all of you face as 1st and 2nd year students, obtaining your Psychology degree. In our sessions, leaders facilitate learning by encouraging collaboration between students, guiding the discussion and helping with educational activities in a fun and relaxed environment.
All sessions are inclusive; there’s no such thing as a silly question so don’t be ashamed to ask! We’ve decided to shake things up a bit so here is the new structure of our PsychPALS sessions! For 1st year students, we run one 45-minute long session per week, alternating the focus every week between lecture material and study/essay/exam skills. For 2nd year students we run one 45-minute session a week starting from Week 4, focusing on lecture content, assessments and Statistics. Regular attendees of our sessions tend to score significantly higher than non-attendees in essays and exams, but don’t worry, all our sessions are completely free and optional!
For more information about our sessions and other events, like our Facebook page and be on the lookout for Learn announcements about our essay writing and exam revision sessions!
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