PASS Program

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PASS Program

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a free academic assistance program that utilises peer-led group study to help students succeed. Current university students who have already successfully completed the subject facilitate the sessions as PASS Leaders.

PASS sessions are attached to specific subjects in the Academic Program, within the University Entrance Certificate, University Access Program, Foundation Studies Program, and the Diploma Program. They are also provided for selected Vocational courses.

For the PASS Timetables see here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I learn?
In addition to reinforcement of the subject content, you learn study skills to help you have even more success in the subject. You also learn how to effectively participate in group study with your peers.

How long are workshops?
Each workshop is one hour in length, although you do not have to attend the whole hour.

Is it compulsory?
PASS is not compulsory, but it is designed to provide you with academic assistance for selected classes at UOW College.

What is the cost?
The PASS Program is free of charge for all College students

Who runs the program?
The sessions are facilitated by PASS Leaders, current students who have already successfully completed the subject.

How many people are in a workshop?
The average number of people in a College PASS workshop is five, although this does vary to some extent.

What is the difference between a PASS workshop and a normal class?
A PASS workshop has a strong focus on “how to learn”, while a normal class tends to be mainly focused on “what to learn”. Also, a PASS workshop is run by one of your peers, while a normal class is run by an academic teacher.

How do I become involved?
Information is provided during your classes in week 1 of session. You can also find information on the Academic notice boards in building 30 or contact:

Jann Roberts
UOW College PASS Program Co-ordinator

Last reviewed: 10 October, 2017