PASS - Peer Assisted Study Sessions
PASS is a program that supports you in your study of courses. PASS consists of one-hour non-compulsory weekly sessions where students work collaboratively. Each session is facilitated by PASS Leaders; students who have excelled in the course in the past. PASS sessions focus on developing deeper learning of course material and enhancing your learning skills. Attending PASS sessions will help you to become a more efficient and effective learner.
Background to PASS
PASS originated in a program created by Deanna C. Martin, Ph.D, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973, called supplemental instruction or SI. Dr. Martin was assigned the task initially, of decreasing the attrition rate of minority students in the schools of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry.
SI and PASS operate internationally and have centres in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Africa and Sweden.
For more information about PASS in the Faculty of Business and Law, please consult the following pages or contact the PASS team.
Not a Business and Law student? You can find the full range of PASS that the University of Newcastle has to offer here.