Queen Margaret University - PALS Principal’s Awards
Queen Margaret University - Principal’s Awards
This page has listed all PALS leaders who have won a PALS Principal’s Award in 2022/23. They are listed below in order under the level of award they have received.
The Principal’s Award is presented to PALS leaders at Queen Margaret University to acknowledge their learning from and contribution and dedication to the scheme.
Student PALS Leaders can work towards an Award at one of four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum.
To receive an Award, student PALS Leaders must complete all PALS Leader training, deliver a minimum number of PALS sessions over the course of the academic year, and engage in a reflective exercise at the end of the year.
The level of Award presented is dependent on the level of engagement with PALS. Student Leaders can work through the levels as they move through their university studies.
- Students as Partners
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
QMU’s Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS)
PALS sessions are student-led learning sessions which run on a regular basis throughout the Semester. They are a relaxed, fun, and informal way to receive support for learning.
PALS Leaders work with other trained Leaders to design and run supplementary support sessions for students in years below them in modules they themselves have completed. Being a Leader provides opportunities to improve transferable skills, get to know other students from across the University, and support students in years below.
Sessions are used by participant students to help them understand something they were struggling with, or perhaps to consolidate and develop the learning they have already completed.
PALS Leaders are students from the relevant programme in the years above; they have studied the same modules previously and now want to support other students by sharing their experience.
PALS Leaders complete comprehensive training in facilitation techniques. They learn how to support students to think through study problems and work out solutions for themselves. They encourage discussion and exploration of the learning which started in lectures and seminars.
Leaders have completed all training, facilitated the minimum number of sessions, engaged in the reflective exercise.
|Bronze Award Winners
Leaders have completed all training, facilitated more than the minimum number of sessions, engaged in the reflective exercise.
|Silver Award Winners
Leaders have completed all training, facilitated more than the minimum number of sessions, engaged in the reflective exercise, and have engaged in some of the extra activities open to PALS Leaders, including making PALS videos and podcasts.
|Gold Award Winners
Leaders have completed all training, facilitated more than the minimum number of sessions, engaged in the reflective exercise, and have engaged in some of the extra activities open to PALS Leaders, including making PALS videos and podcasts. Moreover, they have taken on a Senior Leader role, assisting new Leaders in their preparation and facilitation of sessions, and helping in designing and delivering new Leader training.
|Platinum Award Winners
|Maria Corbi Proveda