Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

What is PASS?

PASS offers free, weekly, out-of-class study sessions to undergraduate students in targeted courses. The sessions are facilitated by empathetic students who have successfully completed the relevant course previously and are skilled communicators.

Attending PASS regularly can help you to:

  • Deepen your understanding of the course content
  • Develop skills for independent university study
  • Make friends
  • Feel more confident in your studies

How Can I Get The Most Out of PASS?

  • Be interactive – this is the optimum way to learn
  • Come along with questions and raise issues
  • Attend regularly

Which courses offer PASS?

In Term 1 2022, PASS sessions (currently run online) will be held in targeted courses within the following disciplines: Science, Maths, Optometry, Medicine, Engineering and Law.

Are You Interested in Becoming a PASS Facilitator?

PASS facilitators are mainly 2nd and 3rd-year students in the above disciplines who have:

  • A strong understanding of content in the relevant first-year courses 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • An enthusiastic commitment to supporting first-year students 

Facilitators are trained by PASS coordinators and attend supervision sessions and regular team meetings. Facilitators are paid for participating in training, conducting PASS sessions, and attending meetings.

How to apply to Become a Facilitator

  • First, send an expression of interest to [email protected] 
  • If you are invited to apply, you will need to supply:
    • A cover letter explaining your interest in the program and what you can bring
    • Your CV 
    • Your academic transcript 

Successful applicants undergo training prior to the commencement of each Term.

Contact us

For more information, contact the PASS Team at [email protected]

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