The School of Psychology Leminar Series is a programme of additional academic support sessions (Leminars), and forms part of the PsychX cluster of extra-curricular activities. The School launched the Leminar Series in 2011, as its own peer-assisted learning (PAL) scheme, based on an idea that was developed by the School of Psychology Staff-Student Liaison Committee.
What are Leminars?
Student led, informal sessions designed to help, support, and enthuse UEA Psychology students. As per the name, the style is a mixture between a lecture and a seminar format.
Who leads the Leminars?
Students in the year above typically lead sessions for those in the year below so that they can share experiences from the previous year, passing down tips and advice that they picked up along the way. These students work alongside two Associate Tutors who coordinate the administrative aspects of the Leminar Series, and who are also recent graduates from the BSc Psychology degree at UEA.
Who decides the topics of each Leminar?
Psychology students can request any academic topics that they would like some advice on, and the series tries to offer sessions on as many of these as possible. Students can also suggest a session if they have advice to share on a topic which they think may be valuable to others.
Can new students get involved?
Absolutely! All Psychology students are welcome to get involved in any way that they like. This could be a regular involvement, or a one off contribution, and some students opt to just help ‘behind-the-scenes’ with the planning and organisation of sessions. All experience looks good on a CV!