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PASS - Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) provide are scheduled weekly 1 hour sessions that provide the opportunity for you to compare notes, discuss difficult concepts and review weekly material with other students.

Sessions are led by a trained PASS Leader who previously received great grades in your course. PASS Leaders have been trained to help guide you and your fellow classmates through activities that will maximise your limited study time.

It’s free, it’s proven to work, and it’s for everyone – you don’t even need to book ahead, just turn up! Students can contact PASS, or find out more about PASS below.

More information can be found on the PASS website.

Peer Writing Mentors

Peer Writing Mentors are students who provide advice on developing your writing skills.

Peer Writing Mentors can:

  • Give you advice about study skills, writing and referencing
  • Offer general feedback about your writing or discuss ideas and concerns with you about your work
  • Show you strategies for how to do something (e.g. use a referencing style, analyse a question and interpret marking criteria, structure an essay, use a writing or note taking planner)
  • Provide you with referral to other services, if we can’t help you.

Writing mentors can't correct your work but can provide advice on areas that may need improvement.

Peer Writing Mentors are  a drop-in service (no appointment required) that runs from 11am-2pm each weekday during semester periods from Week 3-13 inclusive. Further information about their location(s) for Sem 1, 2022 will provided on this page soon.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.