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Becoming an effective Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader

West, Harry; Jenkins, Rhiannon; Hill, Jennifer


Rhiannon Jenkins

Jenny Hill
Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning


This paper, written by two former Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders and a PAL Tutor, will support any geographer considering a PAL role. It reflects our experiences of participating in a PAL scheme at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, and research conducted with Geography PAL Leaders over two academic years (2012-2014). Overall, we found being a PAL Leader was positive, good fun, sociable and had positive benefits in terms of professional development. As such, we encourage you to get involved in your institutional PAL schemes.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 3, 2017
Journal Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Print ISSN 0309-8265
Electronic ISSN 1466-1845
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 3
Pages 459-465
APA6 Citation West, H., Jenkins, R., & Hill, J. (2017). Becoming an effective Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 41(3), 459-465.
Keywords Peer Assisted Learning, peer assisted study sessions, engagement, transition, employability
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