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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 SP1 or TR1 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)

AG1007

   

BM1000, TV1102

 

BM1000, TV1102

 

BM1002

   

BM1011

BM1011

BM1011

BM1011

BM1031

 

BM1031

 

BM1041

 

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BM1051

   

BM1061

   

BS1007

   

BU1002, BU1902

BU1002, BU1902

BU1002, BU1902

 

BU1003, BU1903

BU1003, BU1903

BU1003, BU1903

 

BX2011

 

BX2011

 
 

BZ1006

  

CH1020

CH1020

  

CP1402

CP1402

CP1402

 

CS1022

CS1022

CS1022

 

CU1022

CU1022

CU1022

 
 

DS1101

  
 

DS2101

  

ED1421

ED1421

ED1421

 

ED1481

ED1481

ED1481

 

EG1002

EG1002

  

EV1005

EV1005

  

IA1101

IA1101

IA1101

 

LA1102

LA1102

LA1102

 

LA1105

LA1105

LA1105

 

LA2019

LA2019

LA2019

 

MA1000

MA1000

  

MA1020

MA1020

MA1020

 

MA1022

MA1022

MA1022

 

MD1010

   

MD2011

   

NS1881

NS1881

NS1881

NS1881

NS2881

NS2881

NS2881

NS2881

OT1011

   

PC1001

PC1001

PC1001

 

PC2203

   

PC2204

   

PH1005

PH1005

  

PL1001

PL1001

PL1001

 

PS1001

   

PY1101

   

PY2103

   

RH1002

RH1002

  

SC1022

SC1022

SC1022

 

SC2202

SC2202

  

SL1002

   

SP1011

   

SP2007

SP2007

  

SS1010

SS1010

SS1010

 

SY1001

SY1001

SY1001

 

TV1102

   

TV2001

   

Updated 10/01/2022

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

Please note: In 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

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