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

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Who can participate in PASS?

PASS sessions will be running for the following subjects. Any student enrolled in one of the following Semester 1, 2019 subjects can attend sessions, listed A-Z. Click the link to join a Facebook group or just attend the session that best suits you. Creative Writing: Ideas & Practice

Subject Leader Time Place Join
Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia Emma Mondays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 213 (Atrium), Old Arts Join
Anthropology Sarah Wednesdays 3.15 - 4.15 North Theatre (Room 239), Old Arts Join
Australian Politics Jo Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Classical Mythology Lauren Thursdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 231, Old Arts Join
Creative Writing: Ideas & Practice Carly Mondays 2.15 - 3.15 South Theatre (Room 224), Old Arts Join
Creative Writing: Ideas & Practice Carly Thursdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Criminal Law & Political Justice Lachlan Tuesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 261, Arts West Join
English for Academic Purposes Monique Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Meeting Room 2 (G18), Old Physics Join
European Renaissance Art Olympia Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 161, Arts West Join
First Language Acquisition Ying Tuesdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 231, Old Arts Join
Foundations of Marketing & Communications Laveena Thursdays 5.15 - 6.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Foundations of Marketing & Communications Laveena Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 227 (Cecil Scutt), Old Arts Join
French 1 Rachel Mondays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
French 1 Rachel Thursdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
French 5 Charan Tuesdays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 209, Old Arts Join
From Graffiti to Terrorism Laura Mondays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 231, Old Arts Join
From Graffiti to Terrorism Laura Tuesdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 308, Arts West (West Wing) Join
From Graffiti to Terrorism Laura Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 308, Arts West (West Wing) Join
German 1 Lisa Tuesdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
German 1 Lisa Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00 South Theatre (Room 224), Old Arts Join
German 3 Claire Mondays 10.00 - 11.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
German 5 Oskar Tuesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 161, Arts West Join
Identity Aishah Thursdays 1.00 - 2.00 South Theatre (Room 224), Old Arts Join
Identity Aishah Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Identity Aishah Tuesdays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Intercultural Communication Liang Thursdays 10.00 - 11.00 William Macmahon Theatre, Old Arts Join
International Gender Politics Anishaa Wednesdays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Introduction to Indigenous Literature Hugo Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Introduction to Screen Studies Emma Tuesdays 11.00 - 12.00 North Theatre (Room 239), Old ArtsJoin
Introduction to Screen Studies Emma Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 308, Arts West (West Wing) Join
Italian 1 Mia Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Japanese 1 Janice Mondays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 209, Old Arts Join
Japanese 1 Janice Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 308, Arts West (West Wing) Join
Japanese 1 Meixin Fridays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 308, Arts West (West Wing) Join
Japanese 1 Meixin Tuesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 253, Arts West Join
Japanese 3 Erin Thursdays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Language Brooke Fridays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 556, Arts West Join
Language Brooke Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 156, Arts West Join
Law in Social Theory Vincent Mondays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 213 (Atrium), Old Arts Join
Law, Justice & Social Change Brock Tuesdays 12.15 - 1.15 Room 253, Arts West Join
Literature and Performance Lucy Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 256, Arts West Join
Morphology Cedar Tuesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 155, Arts West Join
Phonetics Tim Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 308, Arts West (West Wing) Join
Poetry Nick Fridays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 211, David Caro Podium Join
Power Ilana Fridays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Power Kashmira Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 227 (Cecil Scutt), Old Arts Join
Power Olivia Thursdays 11.00 - 12.00 William Macmahon Theatre, Old Arts Join
Principles of Arts Management Nina Wednesdays 5.15 - 6.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Principles of Arts Management Nina Fridays 1.00 - 2.00 North Theatre (Room 239), Old Arts Join
Reason Wen Mondays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 231, Old Arts Join
Rebels & Revolutionaries Emma Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 231, Old Arts Join
Romancing the Medieval Julian Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 231, Old Arts Join
Semantics Romi Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Sex & Gender Present & Future Abbie Thursdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Spanish 1 Isabella Fridays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 156, Arts West Join
Spanish 1 Isabella Wednesdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 231, Old Arts Join
Spanish 3 Eva Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 556, Arts West Join
Strategic Content Creation Laveena Thursdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 213 (Atrium), Old Arts Join
The Developing World Meghan Thursdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 253, Arts West Join
The Nature of Reality Campbell Thursdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
The Politics of Sex Yasmin Fridays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
The Rise & Fall of the Roman Republic James Wednesdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
The World Since World War II Jade Mondays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 231, Old Arts Join
The World Since World War II Jade Tuesdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Understanding Australian Media Aishah Mondays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 209, Old Arts Join<
Young People, Crime and Justice Ailsa Thursdays 1.15 - 2.15 Room 553, Arts West 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.