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!

LeaderSubject codeSubject titleTimeVenueJoin
HugoMULT10001AboriginalitiesMondays 12.00 - 1.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
ClaireHIST10010Age of EmpiresMondays 1.15 - 2.15Room 143, Old ArtsJoin
PatrickANCW20015Classical MythologyMondays 3.15 - 4.15Room 555, Arts WestJoin
MatthewCRIM30005Crimes of the PowerfulMondays 3.15 - 4.15Room 116, Old ArtsJoin
LaveenaMECM90036Foundations of Marketing & CommunicationsThursdays 4.15 - 5.15Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
LaveenaMECM90036Foundations of Marketing & CommunicationsThursdays 6.15 - 7.15Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
RachelFREN10005French 2Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00Room 152, Old ArtsJoin
SonaliGERM10005German 2Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00Room 261, Arts WestJoin
ImogenGERM20005German 4Mondays 1.15 - 2.15Room 263, Old ArtsJoin
OskarGERM10007German 6Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.15Room 253, Arts WestJoin
NathanPHIL10004Ideas and SocietyFridays 1.15 - 2.15Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
BrockINTS10001International PoliticsWednesdays 2.15 - 3.15Room 263, Old ArtsJoin
JoeINTS10001International PoliticsThursdays 2.15 - 3.15Room 555, Arts WestJoin
MatiasITAL10005Italian 2Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
MatiasITAL10005Italian 2Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
RobinaSOLS10001Law in SocietyWednesdays 1.15 - 2.15Room 263, Old ArtsJoin
TunaSOLS10001Law in SocietyMondays 11.00 - 12.00Room 456, Arts WestJoin
PhilippaSOLS20001Law, Justice and Social ChangeTuesdays 1.00 - 2.00Room 161, Arts WestJoin
AishahCULS10005Media, Identity and Everyday LifeThursdays 1.15 - 2.15Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
CarlyENGL10001Modern and Contemporary LiteratureTuesdays 2.15 - 3.15Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
CarlyENGL10001Modern and Contemporary LiteratureWednesdays 2.15 - 3.15Room 209, Old ArtsJoin
OlympiaAHIS10002Modern Art: The Politics of the NewTuesdays 12.00 - 1.00Room 256, Arts WestJoin
MeghanANCW10002Myth, Art and EmpireThursdays 12.00 - 1.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
MadelineCWRI30001Novels
Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00
Room 261, Arts West
Join
AmandaCRIM20004Order, Disorder, Crime, DevianceTuesdays 1.15 - 2.15Room 152, Old ArtsJoin
BillPOLS20031Political EconomyMondays 2.15 - 3.15Room 256, Arts WestJoin
DanielaAMGT90001Principles of Arts ManagementWednesdays 5.15 - 6.15Room 555, Arts WestJoin
MelanieCRIM20006Punishment and Social ControlWednesdays 10.00 - 11.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
AshleighMULT10017RepresentationMondays 12.00 - 1.00Room 143, Old ArtsJoin
CatherineLING20003Second Language Learning & TeachingMondays 2.15 - 3.15Room 456, Arts WestJoin
CatherineLING20003Second Language Learning & TeachingTuesdays 1.00 - 2.00Room 256, Arts WestJoin
RitaLING10001Secret Life of LanguageTuesdays 12.00 - 1.00Room 555, Arts WestJoin
YasminGEND10001Sex, Gender and Culture: An IntroductionTuesdays 1.00 - 2.00Room 263, Arts WestJoin
YasminGEND10001Sex, Gender and Culture: An IntroductionWednesdays 12.00 - 1.00Room 263, Arts WestJoin
LucyENGL20033Shakespeare in PerformanceWednesdays 1.15 - 2.15Room 261, Arts WestJoin
NicholasCWRI20002Short FictionMondays 11.00 - 12.00Room B124, 207 Bouverie StJoin
EmmaSOCI20014Sociology of YouthMondays 2.15 - 3.15Room 263, Old ArtsJoin
BalramSPAN10002Spanish 2Fridays 12.00 - 1.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
TigerLING20006SyntaxMondays 10.00 - 11.00Room 161, Arts WestJoin
TigerLING20006SyntaxWednesdays 2.15 - 3.15Meeting Room 2, Old PhysicsJoin
LachlanSOCI20007Terrorism: Shifting ParadigmsThursdays 11.00 - 12.00Room 227 (Cecil Scutt), Old ArtsJoin
TimothyHIST20068The French RevolutionThursdays 11.00 - 12.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin
JadeHIST10012The World Since World War IITuesdays 12.00 - 1.00Room 263, Arts WestJoin
JadeHIST10012The World Since World War IIThursdays 1.15 - 2.15Meeting Room 2, Old PhysicsJoin
IsabellaCWRI40014Writing AustraliaWednesdays 10.00 - 11.00Meeting Room 2, Old PhysicsJoin
TombiCWRI20009Writing for ScreenFridays 11.00 - 12.00Room 210, Old ArtsJoin

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.