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

Artwork by PASS Leaders and friends

Who can participate in PASS?

Any student enrolled in one of the following Semester 2, 2018 subjects can attend sessions, listed A-Z. Click the link to join the Facebook group. Sessions start in Week 2!

Leader Subject title Subject codeTimeVenueJoin
Hugo Aboriginalities MULT10001 Mondays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Claire Age of Empires HIST10010 Mondays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 143, Old Arts Join
Patrick Classical Mythology ANCW20015 Mondays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 555, Arts West Join
Matthew Crimes of the Powerful CRIM30005 Mondays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 116, Old Arts Join
Laveena Foundations of Marketing & Communications MECM90036 Thursdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Laveena Foundations of Marketing & Communications MECM90036 Thursdays 6.15 - 7.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Rachel French 2 FREN10005 Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 152, Old Arts Join
Sonali German 2 GERM10005 Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 261, Arts West Join
Imogen German 4 GERM20005 Mondays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 263, Old Arts Join
Oskar German 6 GERM10007 Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 253, Arts West Join
Nathan Ideas and Society PHIL10004 Fridays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Brock International Politics INTS10001 Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 263, Old Arts Join
Joe International Politics INTS10001 Thursdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 555, Arts West Join
Matias Italian 2 ITAL10005 Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Matias Italian 2 ITAL10005 Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Robina Law in Society SOLS10001 Wednesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 263, Old Arts Join
Tuna Law in Society SOLS10001 Mondays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 456, Arts West Join
Philippa Law, Justice and Social Change SOLS20001 Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 161, Arts West Join
Aishah Media, Identity and Everyday Life CULS10005 Thursdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Carly Modern and Contemporary Literature ENGL10001 Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Carly Modern and Contemporary Literature ENGL10001 Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 209, Old Arts Join
Olympia Modern Art: The Politics of the New AHIS10002 Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 256, Arts West Join
Meghan Myth, Art and Empire ANCW10002 Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Madeline Novels CWRI30001
Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00
Room 261, Arts West
Join
Amanda Order, Disorder, Crime, Deviance CRIM20004 Tuesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 152, Old Arts Join
Bill Political Economy POLS20031 Mondays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 256, Arts West Join
Daniela Principles of Arts Management AMGT90001 Wednesdays 5.15 - 6.15 Room 555, Arts West Join
Melanie Punishment and Social Control CRIM20006 Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Ashleigh Representation MULT10017 Mondays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 143, Old Arts Join
Catherine Second Language Learning & Teaching LING20003 Mondays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 456, Arts West Join
Catherine Second Language Learning & Teaching LING20003 Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 256, Arts West Join
Rita Secret Life of Language LING10001 Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 555, Arts West Join
Yasmin Sex, Gender and Culture: An Introduction GEND10001 Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 263, Arts West Join
Yasmin Sex, Gender and Culture: An Introduction GEND10001 Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 263, Arts West Join
Lucy Shakespeare in Performance ENGL20033 Wednesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 261, Arts West Join
Nicholas Short Fiction CWRI20002 Mondays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 253, Arts West Join
Emma Sociology of Youth SOCI20014 Mondays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 263, Old Arts Join
Balram Spanish 2 SPAN10002 Fridays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Tiger Syntax LING20006 Mondays 10.00 - 11.00 Room 161, Arts West Join
Tiger Syntax LING20006 Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Meeting Room 2, Old Physics Join
Lachlan Terrorism: Shifting Paradigms SOCI20007 Thursdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 227 (Cecil Scutt), Old Arts Join
Timothy The French Revolution HIST20068 Thursdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Jade The World Since World War II HIST10012 Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 263, Arts West Join
Isabella Writing Australia CWRI40014 Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00 Meeting Room 2, Old Physics Join
Tombi Writing for Screen CWRI20009 Fridays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join

Benefits

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

Keep in touch

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

Acknowledgement of Country

The PASS community acknowledges the Traditional Owners the land where we work and study, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respect to elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.