Faculty of Science

PAL Study Group Leader Application Form

The PAL leader facilitates weekly study group sessions with small groups of students enrolled in core Level 1 units.

The role of the PAL leader is to facilitate discussion and active learning, not to re-teach lecture material. PAL leaders create an environment where students are relaxed, can make friends and feel comfortable asking questions. Leaders encourage students to use all available recommended teaching and learning resources, and they motivate students to study and keep up with content on a weekly basis.

The PAL leader position is a part-voluntary, part-paid position. PAL leaders are subsidised for the time spent preparing for PAL sessions with voluntary hours which appear on their supplementary transcript, and are paid at Level 03 Step 01 for delivery of PAL sessions.

The ideal PAL leader candidate will have the following qualities:

  • reliable and organised
  • an effective communicator (both written and oral)
  • a friendly, enthusiastic and creative person
  • open to feedback and opportunities for personal growth
  • having participated in PAL previously is desirable

To be eligible for the position of PAL leader, you must:

  • be willing to come to an interview (available online if not on-campus at the time of selection)
  • come to a 2-day training course at the start of the semester (unpaid)
  • have achieved at least a Distinction grade in the unit for which you would like to be a PAL leader

Find out more about the PAL program.

For further information contact the PAL coordinator, Dr Keal Byrne

Application form details


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