Students and Student Leaders participate in a variety of training courses and development opportunities throughout their tenure. Below are the Learning Outcomes achieved through participation in each training session/ module.

Health and Safety Module

  • Students will be able to identify key factors of health and safety and where to report an accident.
  • Students will be able to define the principles of duty of care and individual responsibility related to these duties.
  • Students will be able to accurately identify potential risks of an activity and complete a risk assessment.

Wellbeing & Signposting Module

  • Students will be able to identify the wellbeing responsibilities of a Student Leader.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain how to support peers in need.
  • Students will be able to signpost effectively.
  • Students will be able to signpost to wellbeing services internally & externally.

Chair Training Module

  • Students will be able to explain the role and responsibilities of a Chair.
  • Students will be able to explain the responsibilities of a committee.
  • Students will be able to define the qualities of a good Chair and how to lead effective committee meetings.
  • Students will be able to explain how to signpost and deal with problems, internal and external to their committee.

Peer Mentor Training

There are several different peer mentor roles across different groups of students, including Undergraduate and Doctoral Peer Mentors, Placement Peer Mentors and Exercise Peer Mentors.

  • Students will be able to describe the main role and responsibilities of a mentor.
  • Students will be able to describe the skills and qualities of an effective mentor.
  • Students will be able to identify areas where mentors can support mentees (and when).
  • Students will be able to describe professional boundaries between mentors and mentees.
  • Students will be able to signpost key services that are available to all students.
  • Students will be able to explain different time management strategies.

PAL Leader Training

  • Students will be able to organise an effective session.
  • Students will be able to lead sessions successfully (e.g., Wait time, student to student interaction, redirecting questions, etc.).
  • Students will be able to plan and work collaboratively within a team.
  • Students will be able to accurately manage their time.

Mentoring Skills for Student Leaders

  • Students will be able to identify when peers may need additional support and signpost appropriately.
  • Students will be able to break down barriers that peers may face to take part in different activities.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate active listening skills and understand what to do if someone discloses a sexual assault.
  • Students will be able to understand professional boundaries.

Time Management for Student Leaders

  • Students will be able to identify different time management techniques.
  • Students will be able to apply a variety of time management strategies.
  • Inclusive Language Students will be able to explain the key principles of inclusive language.
  • Students will be able to make substitutions to break language habits.
  • Students will be able to differentiate between affirmative and negative terms.

Facilitation Skills

  • Students will be able to identify key components of good facilitation.
  • Students will be able to explain methods to make resources more accessible and interactive.
  • Students will be able to create an interactive, accessible workshop.