University of Bedfordshire
Becoming a PAL Leader is likely to be one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences that you will have whilst being a student at University of Bedfordshire.
As an experienced student who has already been through the first year (and survived it!), you will be in a unique position to pass on your wisdom, experiences and tips to those who are new to the University.
The most important attributes a PAL Leader needs are empathy and approachability; a friendly face that has been through what new students are going though.
Most recruitment takes place during February-April (though we do accept later applications); all students interested in becoming a leader should apply via the registration form (on the 'Apply' page). You will then be contacted and asked to attend a recruitment session before the summer break.
You must attend training prior to formally signing up and becoming a PAL Leader. At this training you'll get your PAL hoodie and other goodies! We expect initial training to take place in April/May, with follow-up training on planning and running PAL sessions in September.
When we recruit students to become PAL Leaders we need students to be able to demonstrate the following qualities and attributes:
You do not necessarily need to be expert in all of these things, as PAL and the training we give you will help you to develop and improve.
What we do need to see is that you have the enthusiasm to put your heart and soul into PAL, the commitment to sticking with the programme for the year, and willingness to get the most out of the experience.
Become a PAL Leader