PASS is a peer support scheme where higher year students volunteer to facilitate study sessions for lower year students. The trained student leaders will have already passed the year or module that the PASS scheme supports. The idea behind the scheme is that these informal, relaxed and active student-led sessions will help all attendees to understand the subject better and improve their approach to learning.
PASS allows you to:
Adjust quickly to University life - by introducing new friendship groups which will help you to settle in and feel more comfortable, enabling you to develop and become more confident in your work.
Improve your study habits and enhance your awareness of course direction and expectations - by listening to the PASS leaders own experiences you can develop your understanding of what’s expected from you.
Enhance your understanding of the subject matter of your course through collaborative learning. It’s proven that peer learning activities such as PASS can help students develop an understanding of how to participate in learning activities that are grounded in enquiry, debate and self-motivation.
First Year student "PASS enabled me to get to know more about the course from other students, rather than lecturers. It put my mind at ease about certain parts of the course i.e. exams/essays."