Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Structured Social and Peer Learning (SSPL) models

Building learning communities through embedding social integration and peer learning into the student experience.

Structured Social And Peer Learning

In Welcome Week, students may often fail to take advantage of the informal opportunities that Schools offer them to meet and get to know their peers. As social integration is such a key factor in a successful student experience, it is important to build this into inductions instead of leaving it as an ‘add on’ option.

Structured Social and Peer Learning (SSPL) models are able to effectively support this social integration because they offer structured group activities that can be easily woven into existing induction programmes.

Background and rationale

Structured Social and Peer Learning (SSPL) models in induction: background and rationale

Example of good practice and resources

Structured Social and Peer Learning (SSPL) models in induction: examples of good practice