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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.

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 SP1, 2021.

Please visit the JCU Study Finder website for subject information.

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

External (Online)

BM1000, TV1102

 

BM1000, TV1102

BM1011

BM1011

BM1011

BM1031

 

BM1031

BM1041, BM1061

  

BM1051

  

BS1007, AG1007

  

BU1002, BU1902

BU1002, BU1902

BU1002, BU1902

BU1003, BU1903

BU1003, BU1903

BU1003, BU1903

 

BZ1006

 

CH1020

CH1020

 
  

CP1402

CS1022

CS1022

CS1022

CU1022

CU1022

CU1022

ED1421

ED1421

ED1421

ED1481

ED1481

ED1481

EG1002

EG1002

 

EV1005

EV1005

 

LA1102

LA1102

LA1102

LA1105

LA1105

LA1105

LA2019

LA2019

LA2019

MA1000

MA1000

 

MA1020

MA1020

MA1020

MA1022

MA1022

MA1022

NS1881

NS1881

NS1881

NS2881

NS2881

NS2881

OT1011

  

PH1005

PH1005

 

PL1001

PL1001

PL1001

PS1001

  

PY1101

  

PY2103

PY2103

 

RH1002

RH1002

 

SC1022

SC1022

SC1022

SC2202

SC2202

 

SP1001

  

SP2007

  

SS1010

SS1010

SS1010

SY1001

SY1001

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 SP1 2021

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas PASS Schedule SP1 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
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
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