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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 or TR3 2021.

Please visit the JCU Study Finder website for subject information.

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

Mackay                                

External (Online)                      

BA1002

BA1002

 

BA1002

BC2023

   

BM1003

   

BM1022

BM1022

BM1022

BM1022

BM1032

  

BM1032

BM1042

   

BM1052

   

BM1062

   

BS1001

BS1001

  

BU1002/902

BU1002/902

 

BU1002/902

BU1007/807

  

BU1007/807

CH1020

CH1020

  

CP1404/5632

CP1404/5632

 

CP1404/5632

CS1022

CS1022

 

CS1022

CU1022

CU1022

 

CU1022

 

DS1102

  

EA1110

EA1110

  

ED1411

ED1411

 

ED1411

ED1491

ED1491

 

ED1491

ED1492

ED1492

 

ED1492

EG1010

EG1010

  

EG1011

EG1011

  

EG1012

EG1012

  

LA1102

LA1102

 

LA1102

LA1106

LA1106

 

LA1106

LA2020

LA2020

 

LA2020

MA1000

   

MA1003

MA1003

  

MA1020

   

MA1022

MA1022

 

MA1022

MD2020-MSS

   

NS2882

NS2882

NS2882

NS2882

OT1012

   

PH1001

PH1001

  

PH3024, SP3018

SP3018

  

PS1002

   

PY1102

   

SC1022

SC1022

 

SC1022

SC1102

SC1102

  

SP3018, PH3024

SP3018

  

Updated 09/07/2021

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

Please note: In 2021, PASS will be a mix of face-to-face and online sessions.

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield PASS Schedule SP2 2021

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas PASS Schedule SP2 2021

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

Mr Ben McDermid

Mr Ben McDermid
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Cairns Nguma-bada Campus Coordinator


Ben coordinates the PASS program at JCU Cairns. Ben is passionate about education and the various strategies that can be used to achieve academic success for students.




Availability:

Monday 10:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday to Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm

T 07 4232 1074

For more information about PASS : Contact Pass Cairns