Peer Learning Assistants
Our programs would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of our student volunteers. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people. Students may volunteer as a Peer Learning Assistant (PLA).
“Not only do we get that feeling of satisfaction when we help someone, but we also help ourselves by using the techniques we teach. It’s a win win!” – PLA, 2012
Peer Learning Assistants are Queen’s students who are recruited each winter, from all faculties and years, to be peer educators with Learning Strategies, starting the following September.
Why Volunteer With Us?
“My confidence as a presenter and as a student is so much better now – plus my marks have gone up now that I am practising what I teach!” – PLA 2011
- You will be trained extensively in many learning strategies (e.g. Time Management, Effective Studying, Exam Preparation, Note-making, Reading and Retention, Focus and Concentration).
- You will learn how to plan and deliver workshops to Queen’s students.
- You will learn about and practice group facilitation skills and presentation skills.
- You will meet other fantastic students and enjoy leadership and student development opportunities.
- You feel rewarded in your work with first year students and International students.
- References and ongoing support are provided.