Student Learning

PASS Signup

Signup opens Tuesday 13 March at 10am from this page. Click on the links in the first column to see the PASS schedule and signup using the buttons in the timetable.

Commerce ACCY, ECON, FCOM, INFO, MARK, MGMT, TOUR
FHSS ANTH, ASIA, ENGL, FILM, GERM, INTP, ITAL, MAOR, MDIA, PASI, POLS, SOSC, SPAN, THEA
LAWS 121
PSYC 121, 231
Science BTEC

How to PASS?

PASS stands for 'Peer Assisted Study Support', a programme run by Student Learning to provide you with an opportunity to meet other students, develop study skills and engage in 'active learning' in 100-level courses.

PASS study groups are led by students who have successfully passed the course. You meet for one hour a week, working together in groups to consolidate understanding, reinforce key concepts, and develop effective study strategies.

PASS groups help you gain extra skills and understanding. Students say, 'you know what to expect from the course', 'you can go over stuff you didn't understand in the lecture', 'discussing with others helps material sink in', and 'you can brainstorm for assignment and exams'.



How can PASS help you?

  • Research proves that studying with others can improve your grades.

  • Weekly study groups encourage 'active learning': working with others to discuss course material, practise problem solving, and develop study skills.

  • Talking about your subject can help you clarify your understanding in preparation for tutorials, assignments and exams.

  • Your study group Leader has successfully passed this course, but is not here to give you the answers. You learn best by helping/ teaching each other.

Students who attend PASS regularly (5 or more sessions during the trimester) have a 95% chance of passing the course.

PASS operates in a range of 100 and 200 level courses. For more information, check your course outlines.

Session times and 'sign-up' details are announced in the first week of lectures. For further information, ask your lecturer, or email pass-studygroups@vuw.ac.nz.