Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a non-remedial academic program which in 2013 will provide support to 57 UTAS units across all Tasmanian campuses and online. PASS provides peer-led study groups which focus on integrating course content (what to learn) with academic reasoning and study skills (how to learn).
PASS sessions are facilitated by PASS leaders, current students who have previously and successfully completed the unit and who have been trained to make sure that students gain the most out of the session. Sessions are designed to maximise students’ understanding of the subject, in a casual and relaxed environment, with the use of group discussions and activities while providing study tools specific to that topic.
PASS provides an active learning environment in which students can work together to better understand the course content. Students who attend PASS consistently are shown to produce higher results than those who do not attend.