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 2, 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.

SubjectLeaderDayTimePlaceJoin
Aboriginalities Elena Thursdays 10.00 - 11.00 Room 257, Old Arts Join
Applied Research Methods Robina Mondays 4.15 - 5.15 South Theatre, Old Arts Join
Applied Research Methods Yasmin Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 556, Arts West Join
Applied Research Methods Yasmin Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 156, Arts West Join
Applied Research Methods Robina Thursdays 3.15 - 4.15 South Theatre, Old Arts Join
Censorship: Film, Art & Media Marzieh Wednesdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Crimes of the Powerful Olivia Thursdays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 143, Old Arts Join
Environment and Story Hugo TBA TBA TBA Join
Exploring Linguistic Diversity Romi Mondays 3.15 - 4.15 South Theatre, Old Arts Join
Foundations of Marketing & Communication Aiman Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 555, Arts West Join
French 2 Rachel Mondays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
French 2 Rachel Fridays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 257, Old Arts Join
French 6 Charan Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 213, Old Arts Join
German 2 Lisa Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 161, Arts West Join
German 4 Claire Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
German 6 Oskar Thursdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
History of Early Modern Philosophy Campbell Wednesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Ideas & Society Naome Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
International Politics Brock Mondays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 209, Old Arts Join
International Politics Ilana Mondays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 209, Old Arts Join
International Politics Laura Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00 South Theatre, Old Arts Join
Introduction to Politcal Ideas James Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 231, Old Arts Join
Introduction to Political Ideas Jono Tuesdays 10.00 - 11.00 Room 156, Arts West Join
Introduction to Political Ideas Shurfa Thursdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 143, Old Arts Join
Italian 2 Emily Thursdays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Japanese 2 Meixin Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 213, Old Arts Join
Japanese 2 Meixin Fridays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Japanese 4 Erin Thursdays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Language, Society & Culture Tim Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 161, Arts West Join
Law in Society Monique Wednesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Law in Society Tuna Mondays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Law in Society Tuna Fridays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Life Writing Abigail Mondays 4.15 - 5.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Modern & Contemporary Literature Carly Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 263, Arts West Join
Modern Art: Politics of the New Kashmira Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 North Theatre, Old Arts Join
Myth, Art & Empire: Ancient Greece & Rome Jade Thursdays 11.00 - 12.00 South Theatre, Old Arts Join
Novels Madeline Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 253, Arts West Join
Order, Disorder, Crime & Deviance Lachlan Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Principles of Arts Management Nina Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 263, Arts West Join
Punishment & Social Control Melanie Mondays 12.15 - 1.15 South Theatre, Old Arts Join
Representation Emma Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00 North Theatre, Old Arts Join
Representation Liang Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 263, Old Arts Join
Second Language Learning & Teaching Ying Mondays 4.15 - 5.15 North Theatre, Old Arts Join
Secret Life of Language Rita Fridays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Sex, Gender & Culture: An Introduction Olivia Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Shakespeare in Performance Lucy Wednesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 213, Old Arts Join
Short Fiction Carly Tuesdays 1.00 - 2.00 Room 155, Arts West Join
Spanish 2 Isabella Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Spanish 2 Isabella Fridays 3.15 - 4.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Syntax Henry Thursdays 11.00 - 12.00 Room 210, Old Arts Join
Syntax Tianyi Mondays 2.15 - 3.15 Room 210, Old Arts Join
The French Revolution Campbell Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 253, Arts West Join
Writing for Screen Nick Tuesdays 12.00 - 1.00 Room 555, 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.