Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

What is PASS?

  • Does your topic have a large number of students enrolled?
  • Does your topic have a high failure or attrition rate?
  • Does your topic deal with difficult concepts or ideas?
  • Is your topic a first year topic?

If your topic has any of these attributes then Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) may be useful to you and your students.

PASS is a student centered, collaborative learning program that provides a student focused learning environment.

Second and third year students who have successfully completed the topic are trained as PASS facilitators to conduct the sessions.

Sessions are designed to enhance and support lecture material while giving students the opportunity to ask questions and to receive constructive and timely feedback without having to directly approach academic staff.

For more information about the PASS program download the PASS Toolkit (PDF 610KB) .