What is the PAL Program?

The Peers Ambassadors Leaders (PAL) Program is designed for Arts students who want to connect more widely with the university community in ways that will benefit themselves and others. It involves a number of core activities, including:

  • Peer mentoring
  • Representing the Arts Faculty at events
  • Developing leadership and team work skills
  • Social and academic events throughout the year

The program offers social support to students at all levels of their degree, and at 2nd and 3rd year, offers professional training in peer support, teamwork, and leadership. As part of the PAL program you’ll learn new skills, make new friends, and develop your social and professional networks.

There are three levels in the PAL program:

Peers – new undergraduate students

  • Assigned a student mentor to assist them with their transition to university life
  • Participate in social events, study and exam skills sessions run by Ambassadors and Leaders

Ambassadors – 2nd and 3rd year students

  • Mentor new students
  • Represent Arts at various Faculty and university-level events, such as Orientation and Open Day
  • Provided with teamwork, leadership and other professional training
  • Optional involvement in various projects in partnership with leaders and Faculty staff

Leaders – 3rd year students

  • Represent Arts at various Faculty and university-level events, such as Orientation and Open Day
  • Provided with advanced teamwork, leadership and other professional training
  • Lead various teams on specific projects for the PAL program, in partnership with ambassadors and Faculty staff
  • Option to mentor to new students
  • Selected though a competitive application process