Peer study assistance
Get help from fellow students with our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS).
What is PASS?
PASS = Peer Assisted Study Sessions
The program involves one hour weekly review sessions for you to compare notes, discuss difficult concepts and review weekly material with other students. These sessions are run by a student PASS Leader who previously achieved excellent results in your course.
Currently there are over 50 courses offering PASS sessions across all campuses. The sessions run throughout the semester and usually start in the second week. Sessions run several times a week and you can just turn up to attend as many as you like.
How does PASS help you?
Research has shown that PASS sessions can improve your grades, regardless of whether you are trying to get a high distinction or just pass your course by:
- improving analytical skills
- increasing motivation
- improving time management skills
- helping exam preparation.
PASS sessions are great. They make me study and bring my attention to what I need to know. They are also a place where I'm not ashamed to firstly admit I don't know something, and secondly, to get help - previous PASS student.
Online Peer Assisted Study (OPAS)
OPAS is an online site to go with face-to-face PASS sessions is now available for some courses. OPAS has been put together by PASS Leaders for both students who can't make it to PASS in person, and students who just want an extra form of peer learning.
A list of courses on offer for the current semester can be found at PASS Information. Students can sign up to their courses in OPAS to access tips and weekly activities provided by PASS leaders and connect with other students. Students enrolled in eligible courses can access OPAS in Blackboard under "My Other Sites".