Welcome to the Student Learning Assistants UniHub section. On the following pages you will find information explaining who Student Learning Assistants are and the support they provide to help you throughout your studies at Middlesex.
Student Learning Assistants are experienced students who have been identified by their academic tutors as being highly motivated and capable learners who "have been there before" and know the typical academic issues new students face in their studies. They work in lectures, seminars, workshops and small group sessions to assist students in their learning.
SLAs do not teach students but are fully trained to work with students using effective questioning and active listening methods. They work collaboratively with academic staff, supporting students in small groups and one-to-one, in the classroom and in pre-arranged locations in the university. They facilitate learning by:
Student Learning Assistants are there to complement what has been taught in lectures and do not take the place of the lecturer or tutor. They are there to help you have a better understanding of the course and empower you to find your own learning styles so that you can take of ownership of your learning.
Ask an SLA - email your questions to: email@example.com
The SLA scheme is a student to student approach to:
Benefits to students:
The main intentions are to help you:
What students said about their experience?
Your role is to:
How to get paid:
What previous SLAs have said about their experience?
For further enquiries email SLA@mdx.ac.uk, or visit the PAL office 10am-12pm Monday-Thursday at HL201, Learning Support Zone @ Hendon Public Library, 2nd floor.
Potential Student Learning Assistants are recommended by their academic tutors as having the following criteria:
Potential Business programme candidates undergo an internal SLA recruitment process whereby all Business students are invited to apply for the role from Learning Week 20. Please note that invitations are sent via Middlesex University student email. Candidates are short-listed and selected for interviews based on the above criteria.
Benefits to SLAs:
Requirements: You will need to
If you think this is for you, speak to your lecturer in the first instance about your interest in becoming a Student Learning Assistant. Your lecturer will contact the Peer Assisted Learning team to confirm your suitability for the role. An application form will be sent to you after the recommendation is received and appropriate checks have been made. You will need to be resident and eligible to work in the United Kingdom
For further enquiries, contact the SLA Team - firstname.lastname@example.org