Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Scheme

Programme Requirements

Economics Students

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a student-to-student support scheme for Economics students with first-year students as PAL Participants and third- or fourth-year students as PAL Leaders. This initiative involves two modules as follows: EC0001 Participating in Peer Learning (5 credits) and EC0003 Leading Peer Learning (5 credits). These modules are intended to give recognition to the time and effort committed to the PAL initiative and the relevant module is credited to students contributing to the PAL scheme as follows:


EC0001 is for PAL Participants, i.e. first-year students taking Economics in BA (EC1131), BA in Economics (Through Transformational Learning) (EC1107), BComm (EC1207), BSc in Finance (EC1209) or BSc in International Business with Languages (EC1202).


EC0003 is for PAL Leaders, i.e. third or fourth year students with a major or joint honours or equivalent credits in Economics in the BA, BA in Economics (Through Transformational Learning), BComm, BComm (International) or BSc in Finance who have passed first year Economics.

Note: These modules do not form part of the credit assessment of any degree programme but will be listed on the student's academic transcript subject to passing the module. Students wishing to participate in this scheme should contact the Student Services Office of the School of Economics in Áras na Laoi.