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Computer Science Peer Assisted Learning   (PAL) Scheme

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Based around a computer science poster competition, the computer science Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Scheme is where second year, final year and MSc computer science students assist first year computer science undergraduates to obtain an understanding of their studies.

Typically, in the first 8 weeks of the first term, all first year computer science students will be invited to work in small groups (e.g. four members per group), assisted by a PAL leader (i.e. a second year, final year or MSc computer science student), to prepare and present a poster on a computer science topic, involving an oral (10 minute presentation) and a written report (500 words). The theme of the computer science topic will be agreed by the students and PAL leaders and will be inspired via an industrial visit.

During week 9 there will be a showcase event, where all groups will give a 10 minute presentation on their computer science topic as well as a chance to showcase their written report and posters in an exhibition style layout.

The PAL Scheme was first run in the mathematics department in 2013/14. Download the Mathematics Peer Assisted Learning Scheme leaflet here for further information.

For further information or to join the PAL Scheme, either as a mentor or mentee, please contact Makhan Singh: m.singh@aston.ac.uk