Providing PASS for peer learning in your programme
This interactive workshop will introduce the PASS scheme (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) operating at the University. PASS is an internationally recognised peer learning model and involves more experienced students (PASS Leaders) facilitating timetabled study sessions for their peers. The Skills Team based in the University Library, have been implementing PASS since 2011/2012 and it is currently running in 6 subject areas. We work alongside academic areas to recruit, train and support PASS Leaders.
PASS is typically provided for first year students and can help with the transition into higher education by offering engaging learning experiences and a sense of belonging, thus supporting retention. PASS attendance has also been demonstrated to increase student academic performance and promotes active and autonomous learning for students, creating a social environment for students to work with their peers. It develops the skills and confidence of the PASS Leaders creating transferable skills and competencies they can take into the workplace.
By the end of this workshop staff will have a clear understanding of how a PASS session runs and the benefits that PASS has for staff, students and Leaders. Staff will find out how they can implement a successful PASS programme in their own subject areas.