What is the PSLC?
The Regional PSLC is a cross-institutional centre for promoting effective, learner focused peer supported learning systems by building on the experience and expertise in peer supported learning in all Shannon Consortium partner institutions, particularly that related to UL's highly successful academic enrichment programme known as Peer-Supported Learning Groups (PSLG).
What are PSLG Sessions?
Peer-Supported Learning Groups (PSLG) are a proactive academic enrichment programme, that target difficult modules/subjects. They foster cross-year support between students on the same course by encouraging them to support each other and to learn co-operatively under the guidance of students from the year(s) above.
What do the students get from participation?
The sessions involve active learning in small groups which encourages collaborative learning thus working both on what students learn and how they learn. They provide opportunities to practice using the language of the subject in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. Best of all, PSLG sessions benefits all students regardless of their academic abilities.
How do the leaders benefit?
The sessions offer leaders the opportunity to pass on the knowledge that they have gained from taking the targeted module to a new group of students. This gives the leader a chance to revise and review what they have learned but also to examine it from different angles as they prepare exercises to help the attendees self learn. This gives the leaders the opportunity to practice and enhance their team building, leadership and communications skills as well as their organisation and time-management skills.
What is the PVA?
The President's Volunteer Award (PVA) has been established to harness, acknowledge and support the contribution that students at the University of Limerick make to their communities. The PVA draws on a strong tradition of student volunteering both on and off campus.

Expressions of Interest for new PSLG programmes AY2017/18

Posted on 18 apr 2017 by Admin   |  

Expressions of Interest (EoI) are now invited for the Autumn Semester of Academic Year 2017-18 from all interested faculty members, teaching staff and their departments who are interested in initiating new PSLG programmes for their module,course or department.

Please follow the link below to enter your EoI for the coming semester. The EoI will remain open until the 1st of September, 2017.

Expression of Interest Form.

A briefing document on PSLG is to be found at the link here.

4th Year ECE Seminar Series Report Writing

Posted on 16 feb 2017 by Admin   |  

All 4th Year ECE BE and BSc courses

February 22nd, 2017 at 14:30 ‐ Student Support Centre (C2061)

The student support centre will be organising a seminar for ECE students, who are currently in the process of preparing for their FYP reports. The objective is to assist students in planning for and writing their FYP reports. This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • » Preparing and Planning a FYP report
  • » Layout & Style
  • » Referencing and use of Endnote
  • » Using Microsoft Word
  • » Tips

This will be an informal seminar, with plenty of opportunities for questions. Tea/Coffee will be available.

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Schemes operating Spring AY2016/7

Posted on 24 jan 2017 by Admin   |  

Many thanks to all who submitted Expressions of Interest for PSLG programmes for Spring semester AY 2016/17. The call for programmes has now closed. The following modules have been accepted for the programme for this semester. Please note that until leader training is complete, this list is subject to change.

  • » CE4702 - Computer Software 2 (ECE - S&E)
  • » CS4092 - Programming 1 (CSIS - S&E)
  • » CS4212 - Computer Organisation 1 (CSIS - S&E)
  • » AC4002 - Principles of Accounting (A&E - KBS)

Details of further modules being supported will follow so please check this page regularly. The timetable for the semester is currently being generated. Please continue to check the link below for more details.

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Services Overview

The Regional PSLC offers a wide range of services including:

For more information go to our services page.

Contact Us

The Regional PSLC is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00.

Room C2-061, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Telephone: +353-6121-3352
Online: http://pslc.ul.ie
E-mail: james.murphy@ul.ie