Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

What is PASS?

The Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program is an accredited academic assistance program designed to assist students with their understanding of the course content and performance in the course.

The PASS program is based on Supplemental Instruction (SI) developed at the University of Missouri in the United States and is used extensively in Universities across Australia.

PASS Sessions:

  • are facilitated by students who have excelled in particular courses
  • assist with your understanding of course content and improve study habits
  • gives students the chance to meet in a relaxed and informal environment to discuss concepts and develop academic skills for ongoing learning and success
  • are absolutely FREE! - check the timetable and attend any session!

How is PASS Beneficial to students?

Research shows that attending PASS benefits students because:

  1. PASS is proactive and participatory.
  2. Improves grades by 12-15% for students who attend regularly (6-8 times a semester).
  3. PASS provides peer collaborative learning experiences
  4. PASS makes effective use of study time; one hour of PASS equates to approximately 3 to 4 hours of independent study.
  5. PASS provides an opportunity for students to develop relationships with fellow students.

Interested in Becoming a PASS Leader?

The School of ITMS is currently taking Expressions of Interest for PASS Leader Positions in SP2 2018. Please click here for further information and to submit an application. 

Study Period 2 Timetable 2018

Watch this space for the 2018 PASS timetable.

Further Information

Please refer all questions to Emily Sellar, Accredited PASS Coordinator, School of ITMS, emily.sellar@unisa.edu.au 

Areas of study and research

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