PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)

PASS aims to provide a learning atmosphere which differs from the traditional tutorial environment. PASS sessions are led by 'PASS Leaders', senior students who have excelled at the subject in the past. The focus is on integrating the course content (what to learn) with academic reasoning and study skills (how to learn). 

At each session a PASS Leader will be on hand to guide students through the course material. The focus of each session will be determined by the needs of the group, providing a valuable opportunity for students to seek help and advice in a friendly, relaxed environment. 

PASS has been supporting student learning at UOW since 2002. Over 30,000 students have participated in PASS since it commenced at UOW and evidence shows that a student that attends attains higher marks and is less likely to fail or withdraw from a subject.

PASS@UOW has also been recognised both nationally and internationally for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning, including a 2010 ALTC Excellence Award in the First Year Experience category and 2010 Most Outstanding PASS Program in the World.

Contact Us

For more information on PASS, please contact the PASS@UOW Team.

Last reviewed: 12 February, 2014

For all PASS related enquiries, please contact the PASS@UOW Team.

For National Centre related enquiries, visit the National Centre page.