Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an academic mentoring program of guided study groups, to help students with difficult units. Using a range of activities to encourage active and independent learning, PASS aims to help students develop the study skills they need throughout university life.
Student participants in the program are first-year students who are seeking support through difficult units. Not only do they develop study skills, they also connect and collaborate with other students, receive guidance to find their own answers and make use of university resources. Students who regularly attend PASS are more likely to score distinction and above, compared to students who do not.
PASS leaders are mentors who facilitate the study groups. They are high-achieving senior students who have previously completed the unit they are guiding. These mentors develop important skills such as leadership, communication, and the ability to cope under pressure.
The PASS program contributes towards our student retention strategy at Monash.