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Social Policy PALS Wins EUSA Impact Award

Student-run Social Policy PALS, which aims to develop peer-learning opportunities for students, has won the EUSA Impact Award for the best new Peer Learning and Support scheme at the University.

Congratulations go to all students involved in the initiative: Louise Boyd, Emma Grant, Natalee Hung, Anna Lynch, Larissa Nenning, Juliet Pithie and Maya Wenzel.

The scheme has proven to have a very positive impact on the learning experience of new students, which highlights the dedication of our Social Policy students to extend their learning beyond the classroom. 

Dr Daniel Kenealy, a Personal Tutor in the subject, said: "We are very proud of the students for this well-deserved recognition. They have put considerable time and energy into the PALS scheme and it has brought clear benefits, building stronger links between our cohorts, and involving students more closely in the learning experience".

The Impact Awards are a chance to celebrate exceptional students and groups who make a positive impact on the University and on their fellow students through running projects, events, or undertaking specific roles.

Four SPS schemes in total were shortlisted for the EUSA Impact Awards this year out of over 400 nominations from 20 schools across the University:

  • PIR PALS was shortlisted for the Best Peer Assisted Learning Scheme.
  • Social Policy PALS and Sociology PALS were both shortlisted for the Best New Peer Learning and Support Scheme.
  • The Politics and IR Undergraduate Newsletter was shortlisted for the Best Student-Staff Collaboration.

Further information

More details about the awards can be found on the EUSA website

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