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.
"Interacting; getting a different perspective; an opportunity to discuss [content] with peers."
"We just go over everything that's a bit confusing, and we go over it until we all understand completely!"
"Small groups and taking time to make sure everyone gets it."
"How much easier [my subject] is to understand. Without [PASS], I would be lost."
PASS is a FREE academic support program (PDF, 158 KB) 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.
Participating in PASS will help students to:
The following subjects will include PASS sessions during SP2, 2017.
Please visit the JCU Study Finder website for subject information.
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PASS generally commences in week 2 and you will be able to register for PASS through your subject’s LearnJCU site.
It's never too late to join a PASS group. There are several ways you can get involved:
Contact a PASS Supervisor: