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Vancouver IslandUniversity

Peer Supported Learning

Peer Supported Learning

Peer-Supported Learning Information Sessions

Peer Supported Learning (PSL) offers free, regularly scheduled, informal study sessions led by a senior student who has been successful in this course. The PSL program helps students integrate what to learn with how to learn at university and it has been successfully implemented around the world as an effective study program.

PSL is a place to:

  • get your questions answered
  • practice using and studying the course content
  • develop different learning and study skills from how to take notes, manage learning at university and how to study for different courses
  • connect with the students in your class or program

PSL supports predominantly undergraduate students in first year and traditionally difficult courses, and focuses on improving learning, helping students like you to develop your study skills and ultimately maximize your potential.

Studies show that students who attend PSL sessions generally increase their grade by at least one letter grade. In previous years 72% of students who attended PSL sessions found it to be helpful in learning the course material.

We look forward to seeing you at our sessions!

We encourage you to tell us how we’re doing. Send us a message and let us know if you’ve had a positive experience or have suggestions for ways we can improve our program.

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