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    Information for Students

    The SLA scheme is a student to student approach to:

    • Improving academic skills and practice.
    • Increasing new students’ engagement with their programme.
    • Enhancing students’ experience of University life.
    • Helping students develop the skills they need to become effective independent learners.
    • Improving grades and reducing student drop-out.

    Benefits to students:

    • Improves students’ study skills and enables them to become independent learners.
    • Students adjust quickly to the demands of university and improve their confidence.
    • SLAs motivate students and guide them through the learning process.
    • Students feel comfortable asking questions about their programmes and modules.
    • Provides opportunity for feedback to academics.

    The main intentions are to help you:

    • Adapt quickly to university life
    • Find out what to expect from your programme of study and what academics expect from their students
    • Practise academic skills and consolidate knowledge gained in lectures and other taught sessions, helping students develop as independent learners and maximise their academic potential
    • Work collaboratively to enhance your understanding of the subject you are studying
    • Be better prepared for seminars, assignments and exams
    • Provide reassurance about study concerns
    • Develop greater confidence.

    Click here to find an SLA that could be supporting your module

    What students said about their experience?

    What Students say about SLAs

    For further enquiries, contact the SLA Team - ask-an-sla@mdx.ac.uk

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