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Peer Assisted Study Sessions


Pass Graph of GPA results

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) offer dedicated subject specific study sessions. They are a great way to meet people in your subject and course and a proved way to improve your marks!

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

JCU PASS - Peer Assisted Study Sessions

What students like most about PASS

"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 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:

  • 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

The following subjects will include PASS sessions during SP2 2022.

Please visit the JCU Study Finder website for subject information.

Townsville

Bebegu Yumba Campus

Cairns

Nguma-bada Campus

External (Online)

Mackay

BA1002

BA1002

BA1002

 

BC2023

   

BM1003

   

BM1004

   

BM1022

BM1022

BM1022

BM1022

BM1032

   

BM1042

   

BM1062

   

BS1001

BS1001

  

CH1020

CH1020

  

CS1022

CS1022

CS1022

 

CU1022

CU1022

CU1022

 
 

DS1102

  
 

DS2102

  

EA1110

EA1110

  

ED1491

ED1491

ED1491

 

ED1492

ED1492

ED1492

 

EG1010

EG1010

  

EG1011

EG1011

  

EG1012

EG1012

  

HS1003

HS1003

  

IA1012

IA1012

IA1012

 

LA1102

LA1102

LA1102

 

LA1106

LA1106

LA1106

 

LA2020

LA2020

LA2020

 

LA3014

LA3014

LA3014

 

MA1000

   

MA1003

MA1003

  

MA1020

   

MA1022

MA1022

MA1022

 

MD1020 - MSS

   

MD2012- Neuro

   

NS1882

NS1882

NS1882

 

NS2882

NS2882

NS2882

NS2882

OT1012

   

PC1002

PC1002

 

PC1002 (Online)

PC1103

PC1103

 

PC1103 (Online)

PC2007

PC2007

 

PC2007 (Online)

PH1001

PH1001

  

PS1002

   

PY1102

   

SC1022

SC1022

SC1022

 

SC1102

SC1102

  

SL1004

   

SP3018

SP3018

  
  

SY1001

 

TV1003

   

WS4514

 

Updated 25/07/2022

PASS generally commences in Week 2. If you are unsure, check with your lecturer, or contact the Pass Supervisor by email.

Please note: In 2022, PASS will be a mix of face-to-face and online sessions.

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield, External, PASS Schedule SP2 & TR2, 2022

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, Mackay & External, PASS Schedule SP2 and TR2 2022

It's never too late to join a PASS group. No registration is necessary:

  • Check Which subjects have PASS? to see if your subject is there
  • Check the timetable at When is PASS? to find session details
  • Turn up
  • Add your name to the attendance sheet
  • EASY!

Contact a PASS Supervisor:

Dr Maria Pappalardo

Dr Maria Pappalardo
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Townsville Bebegu Yumba Campus Coordinator


Maria coordinates the PASS program, and works across all JCU colleges to support undergraduate students. After training in chemical research, she developed an interest in how different educational strategies can benefit students with diverse ranges of needs.


Availability:

Monday and Tuesday 9.00am-12.30pm

Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am-2pm

For more information about PASS : Contact Pass Townsville

Jodie Hogan
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Cairns Nguma-bada Campus Coordinator


Jodie facilitates PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) and PAD (Peer Advice Desk) programs based in Cairns. These programs focus on student peers empowering undergraduate students with skill development and academic confidence. Jodie has a background in teaching and is interested in supporting students in peer-led environments.


Availability:

Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am-3.00pm

For more information about PASS : Contact Pass Cairns