Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Students The Learning Centre Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) offers a guaranteed hour of study while you are on campus, a great way to meet people in your subject and course, and a proven way to improve your marks!

Research shows students who attend PASS five or more times in a semester significantly increase their chances of passing.

What is PASS?

PASS is a FREE academic support program for students. The highly successful program operates in universities across Australia and commenced at JCU in 2014 in selected subjects.

PASS provides a casual, friendly and active learning environment where students can work together to better understand the content and learning objectives for a subject. The study sessions focus on integrating course content (what to learn) with academic reasoning and study skills (how to learn).

Students who consistently attend PASS sessions are shown to attain higher results than those who do not participate.

How can PASS help me?

Participating in PASS will help students to:

  • Improve marks and overall academic performance, especially when they attend 9 or more sessions
  • Save time because they will study more effectively
  • Understand subject content more deeply
  • Develop closer relationships with other students, and
  • Develop teamwork and communication skills

Which subjects have PASS sessions?

The following subjects will include PASS sessions during SP2, 2016.

Please visit the JCU Study Finder website for subject information.

Townsville Campus Cairns Campus

BA1002 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

BA1002 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

BM1022 Physiological Systems and Processes 2

BM1022 Physiological Systems and Processes 2

BM1032 / BM1042 / BM1062 Anatomy and Physiology for Occupational Therapy 2

BU1007 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

BM1052 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 2

CP1401 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming

BU1007 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

EA1110 Evolution of the Earth

BZ1001 Introduction to Biological Processes

ED1481 Foundations of Educational Psychology

CH1020 Preparatory Chemistry

EG1011 Statics and Dynamics

CP1401 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming

LA1102 Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

EA1110 Evolution of the Earth

MA1003 Mathematical Techniques

ED1481 Foundations of Educational Psychology

MA1022 Essential Maths

EG1011 Statics and Dynamics

MH1062 The Musculoskeletal System for Sports and Exercise Science

LA1102 Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

PY1102 Exploring Psychology 2

MA1003 Mathematical Techniques

SC1022 Essential Science

MA1009 Algebra and Calculus 2

SC1102 Modelling Natural Systems

MA1022 Essential Maths

 

PC1002 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

 

PY1102 Exploring Psychology 2

 

SC1022 Essential Science

 

SC1102 Modelling Natural Systems

 

When are PASS sessions held?

PASS generally commences in week 2 and you will be able to register for PASS through your subject’s LearnJCU site.

SP1, 2016 Timetables:

SP2, 2016 Timetables:

Townsville Campus (PDF, 161.72 KB)

Cairns Campus (PDF, 114.52 KB)

Townsville Campus (PDF, 60.58 KB)

Cairns Campus (PDF, 109.61 KB)

How do I register to attend PASS sessions?

It's never too late to join a PASS group. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Register online through your subject site in LearnJCU
  • Sign up at any PASS session
  • Ask your lecturer or tutor for registration information
  • Contact a PASS Supervisor (see 'Where can I obtain further information?' below)

Where can I obtain further information?

Contact a PASS Supervisor:

Townsville Campus
pass-townsville@jcu.edu.au

Cairns Campus
pass-cairns@jcu.edu.au

    What BM1011 students liked most about PASS

    "Interacting; getting a different perspective;
    an opportunity to discuss [content] with peers"

    "Small groups and taking time to make sure everyone gets it"

    "We just go over everything that's a bit
    confusing, and we go over it until we
    all understand completely!"

    "How much easier BM1011 is to understand. Without it I would be lost"