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Matt Humberstone

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Peer Support

Peer Support is all about students supporting other students.

Schemes are student led and are run within particular courses and departments.

The Students' Union provides support for departments where schemes are in place, which includes recruiting and training volunteers.

Peer MentoringFirst year students will be given a Peer Mentor when they join the University. Peer Mentors are there to share their own experiences of their first year and to help with any concerns or worries that may arise. Support is generally available from the start of the year until the end.Find out more Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)On some courses you may find a PAL session on your timetable. PAL is a study group which is run by trained older students. PAL helps students to go over lecture material and is an opportunity to work with other students on your course. On some courses we even use PAL to support your placement year.Find out more Events & ConferencesWorkshops run throughout the year on various topics and each year two PAL Leaders are able to represent the university at the National PAL Leader Conference which is a great opportunity to meet other students in similar roles, develop skills and attend bespoke training sessions.Find out more

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Setting up a new scheme

If you are a student at the University or a member of staff wishing to set up peer support scheme please speak contact Annika Theilgaard, Peer Support Coordinator by emailing We are able to support projects with recruitment, training, on-going support and evaluation.

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Annika Theilgaard, Peer Support Coordinator

Annika is responsible for setting up, maintaining and evaluating Peer Mentoring and PAL schemes across the University. She works with key members of staff in academic departments to ensure schemes run successfully. She is responsible for recruiting, training and providing on-going support for Peer Mentors and PAL Leaders.


Laura McLachlan, Peer Support Administrator

Laura provides administrative support for the area. This includes supporting recruitment and training. Laura assists with supporting Peer Mentors and PAL Leaders and can deal with any general inquiry relating to Peer Support.


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