Implementation of a Student Learning Assistant scheme on a new higher education campus

  • Bheshaj Kumar Ashley Hoolash Middlesex University, Mauritius Branch Campus
  • Adeelah Kodabux Middlesex University, Mauritius Branch Campus
Keywords: SLA, higher education, peer learning, students, lecturers

Abstract

Middlesex University, Mauritius Branch Campus was setup in 2010, and as any credible British higher education institution, its aim has been to improve studentsââ¬â¢ learning as well as studentsââ¬â¢ experience. One such venture has been the creation of the Student Learning Assistant (SLA) scheme. The pilot project was run from January 2013 to May 2013 and the scheme is ongoing for the new academic year which started in September 2013. The purpose of this reflective paper is to explain thoroughly the implementation process of the SLA scheme and to recommend any improvements that can be instigated to overcome the challenges that the authors (SLA coordinators) faced when overseeing the running of the SLA scheme.

Author Biographies

Bheshaj Kumar Ashley Hoolash, Middlesex University, Mauritius Branch Campus
Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics, Programme Coordinator for BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, Student Learning Assistant (SLA) Coordinator, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Coordinator, FHEA, PGCertHE, CMath, FIMA.
Adeelah Kodabux, Middlesex University, Mauritius Branch Campus
Head of the Learner Development Unit and Associate Lecturer, Student Learning Assistant (SLA) Coordinator, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Coordinator.
Published
2014-06-29
How to Cite
Hoolash, B. K. A. and Kodabux, A. (2014) “Implementation of a Student Learning Assistant scheme on a new higher education campus”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(7). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i7.235.
Section
Papers