Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free weekly study sessions with fellow students led by a high achieving student (PASS Leader) who has successfully completed the subject in a previous year.

What is PASS?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free group study sessions led by a student (PASS Leader) who has successfully completed the subject in a previous year.

PASS is designed for students who want to maximise engagement and enjoyment of their subjects. It's also been shown that students who attend PASS have been able to improve their academic performance and acheive higher grades.

Study sessions are friendly, informal and collaborative. During a PASS session students:

  • Share study techniques
  • Expand on discussions from tutorials
  • Review subject readings and lecture notes
  • Discuss key course concepts
  • Prepare for assessment
  • Make friends
  • Eat lollies

Who can participate in PASS?

Any student enrolled in a subject with a PASS Leader can attend PASS sessions.

  • Stay up to date via our Facebook page.
  • Keep PASS in your pocket with Instagram.
  • Hear from the peers behind PASS on our Blog.

PASS times

Join a session Facebook group or just attend at the time that suits you. Sessions start in Week 2 of semester:

MeghanANCW10002 Myth, Art and EmpireWednesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 256, Arts WestJoin
SaskiaANCW20015 Classical MythologyTuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 261, Arts WestJoin
AlessandraCRIM20004 Order, Disorder, Crime, DevianceTuesdays 3.15 - 4.15, Room 561, Arts WestJoin
JulieCRIM20006 Punishment and Social ControlTuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 355, Arts WestJoin
MirandaCRIM30005 Crimes of the PowerfulWednesdays 11 - 12pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
CatherineCWRI30001 NovelsTuesdays 2.15 - 3.15, Room 209, Old ArtsJoin
YingFREN10005 French 2Wednesdays 1.15 - 2.15pm, Room 261, Arts WestJoin
RobinaGEND10001 Sex, Gender and CultureTuesdays 1.15 - 2.15, Room 155, Arts WestJoin
SonaliGERM10005 German 2Tuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 263, Old ArtsJoin
SonaliGERM10005 German 2Fridays 12 - 1pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
JoshuaHIST10010 Age of EmpiresThursdays 11 - 12pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
AnnabelleHIST30010 Hitler's GermanyThursdays 1.15 - 2.15pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
TheaINTS10001 International PoliticsTuesdays 1.15 - 2.15, Room 263, Old ArtsJoin
HenryINTS10001 International PoliticsThursdays 12 - 1pm, Room 263, Arts WestJoin
MadelineMULT10017  RepresentationTuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 261, Arts WestJoin
MadelineMULT10017  RepresentationThursdays 12 - 1pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
TombiPOLS10003 Introduction to Political IdeasWednesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 257, Old ArtsJoin
FreyaPOLS30022 Global Environmental PoliticsWednesdays 11 - 12pm, Room 256, Arts WestJoin
AlessandraSOLS10001 Law in SocietyMondays 2.15 - 3.15pm, Room 155, Arts WestJoin
BillSOLS10001 Law in SocietyWednesdays 11 - 12pm, Room 453, Arts WestJoin


Attending PASS has been proven to improve students' academic performances. This can happen whether you're struggling with the subject or aiming for the best mark in the class.

PASS students have also said they find sessions to be more effective than studying alone, ie. 1 hour of PASS = 3 hours of studying alone.

PASS can help with:

  • Study strategies
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Problem solving
  • Meeting new people