Peer Assisted Study Sessions

What is PASS?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are free weekly study sessions with fellow students 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 consistently achieve higher results than those who don't attend.

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
  • Meet like-minded peers
  • Eat lollies

Who can participate in PASS?

Any student enrolled in a subject with a PASS leader can attend PASS sessions. Join the session Facebook groups below.

  • 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 sessions

Sessions start in Week 2 of semester.

LeaderSubjectTime and locationSign up
RitaANCW10001 Ancient Egypt and MesopotamiaWednesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
MadelineCWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas & PracticeMondays 10 - 11am, Room 355, Arts WestJoin
HelenaCWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas &  PracticeTuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 455, Arts WestJoin
AnCWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas &  PracticeThursdays 1.15 - 2.15pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
EleanorFREN10004 French 1Thursdays 2.15 - 3.15pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
SophieFREN10004 French 1Tuesdays 11 - 12pm, Room 257, Old ArtsJoin
SonaliGERM10004 German 1Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.15pm, Room 257, Old ArtsJoin
SonaliGERM10004 German 1Thursdays 12 - 1pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
ArtemisMULT10014 IdentityTuesdays 2.15 - 3.15pm, Room 355, Arts WestJoin
HenryMULT10014 IdentityWednesdays 1.15 - 2.15pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
MayENGL10002 Literature and PerformanceMondays 12 - 1pm, Room 261, Arts WestJoin
CarolineMULT10018 PowerMondays 11 - 12, Room 253, Arts WestJoin
MirandaMULT10018 PowerMondays 2.15 - 3.15pm, Room 355, Arts WestJoin
MatthewMULT10018 PowerTuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 261, Arts WestJoin
MirandaMULT10018 PowerWednesday 12 - 1pm, Room 355, Arts WestJoin
MatthewMULT10018 PowerThursday 12 - 1pm, Room 256, Arts WestJoin
CarolineMULT10018 PowerThursdays 2.15 - 3.15pm, Room 461, Arts WestJoin
RileyMULT10016 ReasonTuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 155, Arts WestJoin
LucyENGL30046 Romancing the MedievalTuesdays 12 - 1pm, Room 561, Arts WestJoin
RomySOCI20007 Terrorism: Shifting ParadigmsMondays 4.15 - 5.15pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
RomySOCI20007 Terrorism: Shifting ParadigmsWednesdays 3.15 - 4.15pm, Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
YvetteCRIM30011 Young People, Crime and JusticeMondays 3.15 - 4.15pm, Room 143, Old ArtsJoin

PASS Video

PASS is for you!


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:

  • Improving academic performance
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Study strategies
  • Meeting new people