PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
PASS stands for Peer Assisted Study Sessions. This program consists of one hour weekly review sessions for students. PASS provides an opportunity for students in one course to compare notes, discuss difficult concepts and review weekly material in an informal setting. The sessions will be conducted by a PASS Leader. PASS Leaders are students who previously completed the course and who have excelled in their results.
Research has shown that regular attendance at PASS Sessions can significantly improve students’ results. Currently there are over 30 courses offering PASS sessions across the University of Newcastle. The majority of students surveyed in Semester one agreed that:
PASS helped adjust to life at University, create social networks, appreciate and respect diversity and helped them feel more comfortable within a group.
Whether you are trying to receive a passing grade or a high distinction, PASS benefits students from all academic levels. For information on the subjects please follow the timetables.
The program has been adapted from the Australian National Centre for PASS program at the University of Wollongong.