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?

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.

  • Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
  • Anthropology
  • Australian Politics
  • Classical Mythology
  • Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice
  • Criminal Law and Political Justice
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • European Renaissance Art
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Foundations of Marketing & Communications
  • French 1
  • French 5
  • From Graffiti to Terrorism
  • German 1
  • German 3
  • German 5
  • Identity
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Gender Politics
  • Introduction to Indigenous Literature
  • Introduction to Screen Studies
  • Italian 1
  • Japanese 1
  • Japanese 3
  • Language
  • Law in Social Theory
  • Law, Justice and Social Change
  • Literature and Performance
  • Morphology
  • Phonetics
  • Poetry
  • Power
  • Principles of Arts Management
  • Reading Western Literature
  • Reason
  • Rebels and Revolutionaries
  • Romancing the Medieval
  • Semantics
  • Sex and Gender Present and Future
  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 3
  • The Developing World
  • The Nature of Reality
  • The Politics of Sex
  • The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
  • The World Since World War II
  • Understanding Australian Media
  • Young People, Crime and Justice


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.