What is PASS?


PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) describes small group learning sessions led and facilitated by second and third-year students from the same course, who are known as ‘PASS Leaders’. These sessions aim to facilitate the transition to university-level studies and inspire first-year students to become engaged and proactive learners.

Meet your PASS Leaders

Upon arrival at the University, first-year students will automatically be assigned to a PASS group and will meet weekly.  Each PASS group has two Leaders who will support you throughout your first year. PASS Leaders are higher-year students with the same degree and will run activity-based sessions tailored to students’ needs. They are facilitators trained not to give you the answers but to provide a space for you to work together to find the processes, learning styles, and critical thinking needed to succeed.

What does a session look like?

Sessions are run weekly on the University Campus. Each group has two Leaders, with an average of 10-15 students in each session providing top tips and suggestions for different studying styles and methods, empowering students to find solutions. PASS provides a relaxed, informal environment for students to receive support with their studies.

Benefits of PASS

PASS has been proven to reduce drop-out rates in courses, improve study skills, and aims to provide the tools and confidence needed to support students through academia. PASS Leaders will also develop leadership and communication skills through leading schemes. 

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