PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a free academic assistance program that utilises peer-led group study to help students succeed. The sessions are facilitated by PASS Leaders, current students who have already successfully completed the subject. Think “Super Group” learning! Sessions are designed to maximise students’ understanding of the subject, in a casual and relaxed environment. The sessions also integrate study tools and successful exam techniques specific to that course. PASS usually targets tough subjects which over time have proved challenging for many students or courses which need to promote the establishment of discipline specific learning communities. Students who attend PASS consistently are shown to produce higher results than those who do not attend. PASS is also a great way to connect with other students studying the same course.
To see if PASS is supporting your subjects, check the timetable.
PASS commenced at UOW in 2002 and is coordinated by the Peer Learning & Transition team, a unit of Student Support and Peer Learning. UOW runs the most awarded PASS program in the world. PASS is also an international program and UOW is the National Centre for the Australasia region.