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callum perry

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you got a friend in me! pal and learning enhancement support this deadline season

As exam season is approaching it is important to make the most of the people and resources that we have around us to make sure that we are working towards the goals that we have. 

We have PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) to help see you through your workload, essentially PAL is a student-led initiative with the aim to support undergraduates.  

There are PAL Mentors (usually those in their second or third year) who support students in lower years; they organise meetings with the mentees to provide guidance specifically for their course as well as a level of pastoral support. If you’re feeling unsure about the idea of this, let me assure you, the meetings have the aim of being a relaxed, fun but also confidential environment.  

You probably will have already experienced peer learning along your educational journey. Most probably we will have been introduced to it at Primary School but it is amazing at just how many benefits are still important to us whilst at University. Moreover, we know that things like peer-reviewed articles and the academic world are based upon others looking through our work, scrutinising and constructively criticising in order to enhance our potential. Some of the benefits to peer learning are: 

  • You can evaluate your own learning 

  • Learn to cooperate with others 

  • Develop social skills and working with others 

  • Increase your confidence 

  • Learn to give and receive feedback positively whilst also learning how to implement it 

We also have our lovely Learning Enhancement Tutors to help you study more effectively and improve your work. You can reach our tutors through a variety of ways; you just need to pick which one suits you best. You can speak to them 

  • Drop-ins: if you have a quick question then this is for you. Come and ask between Monday to Thursday, 4-5pm in Nelson Court 33 

  • Academic Study Helpdesk: The helpdesk is open to all registered UEA students on most Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2pm 

  • Maths Helpdesk: Again, they are there to answer any queries. They are open Wednesdays and Fridays 1-3pm.  

As well as these, we have individual and small group tutorials and lots of self-access study resources available here 

In the next few months we have some exciting things coming up. The LET team have a series of helpdesk and revision sessions that are detailed below in Union House (UH). Keep an eye out for the rooms for these sessions on the Learning Enhancement Team socials.  

Thursday 17th March  

1-2pm  

UH 

Thursday 19th March 

1-2pm  

UH 

Tuesday 21st April  

1-2pm  

UH 

Thursday 23rd April 

1-2pm  

UH 

Tuesday 28th April  

1-2pm  

UH 

Thursday 30th April 

1-2pm  

UH 

Tuesday 5th May 

1-2pm  

UH 

Thursday 7th May  

1-2pm  

UH 

Tuesday 12th May  

1-2pm  

UH 

Thursday 14th May  

1-2pm  

UH 

Wednesday 29th January  

2-4pm 

UH 

Wednesday 18th March 

2-4pm 

UH 

Monday 3rd February  

10-4pm 

UH 

 

Along with this we also have 2 more Undergraduate Dissertation Cafes on Wednesday 29th January BR1 and Wednesday 18th March TBC from 2-4pm. 

These will be an opportunity for you to speak to members from Learning Enhancement (LET) about writing and tips, as well as having a coffee with your friends to work on your dissertation or take a break from all that work. 

Look after yourselves and I am always here for a chat if you need it. 

 

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