Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
What is PASS?
PASS stands for Peer Assisted Study Sessions. PASS sessions are held each week in selected units. They commence in Week 2 and each session lasts for one hour. The sessions are run by PASS Leaders, who are current SCU students who have successfully studied the unit.
What happens in PASS?
The PASS Leader provides study activities and facilitates the sharing of ideas and study techniques among a group of students studying a particular unit.
Who can go to PASS?
Any student enrolled in a unit which offers PASS.
What units is it offered in?
In Session 2, 2013 PASS is offered in:
- BIO00307 - Human Physiology
- CHE00201 - Chemistry
- LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing
- SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability
- SOY10105 - Introduction to Social Welfare
Why should students attend PASS?
Comments from previous students in PASS at SCU about what they liked most include:
- Being able to hear others' questions and know that you are on the right track. It gives me confidence to know that I am doing the right thing. This is especially important as I am an external student and it is difficult without the assistance of lectures.
- The PASS Leader was not only supportive and informative but made the session enjoyable.
- The ability to talk about issues that were worrying me and knowing that I was not alone. It was good to work together to nut out a solution.
- It is a good way to get to talk about your study with fellow students live time with a leader (being remote).
- It was fantastic to have the PASS Leader there each week to guide us. This made a difference as I was an external and had no-one to study with.
- Communicating with past students who can offer valuable advice.
How do students join PASS?
If PASS is offered in a unit, students will be notified about session times and locations for PASS via their unit learning site on MySCU or in their Week 1 classes.
Who is the contact person for PASS at SCU?
The PASS Supervisor is Jenny McGuire. Contact PASS through:
T: 07 5506 9247
Updated: 14 May 2013