Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a free peer-facilitated learning program available to students enrolled in most core units of study in the University of Sydney Business School.
In 2023 we will deliver our PASS program through both interactive online sessions and face to face, on campus sessions.
Registrations will open 9am, Monday 20 February 2023. PASS sessions will begin in Week 2 of semester, Monday 27 February.
You'll also have access to all PASS materials you need each week on our PASS Canvas site.
PASS involves weekly hour-long sessions where you work in groups of 10 to 16 students to answer specially prepared activities and problem questions, based around a unit of study you’re enrolled in. Find a list of the units of study where PASS is available.
PASS doesn’t re-teach or deliver new content. It’s an opportunity to reinforce key points from lecture and tutorial materials while applying your skills to solve problem questions. The atmosphere of the sessions is relaxed, friendly and low-pressure and you’re encouraged to ask questions and raise concerns with content.
Sessions are led by trained PASS facilitators, who recently excelled in the same unit of study. The facilitator doesn’t re-teach lecture material, but rather guides group interaction and problem solving.
You work interactively with your peers, benefiting not only from group learning but also from the recent experience of your facilitator. As a peer group, generally you decide what is covered in each session. That way, PASS directly responds to your needs and feedback.
Find out about becoming a PASS facilitator.
Registration for both undergraduate and postgraduate units in Semester 1, 2023 will open at 9am, Monday 20 February 2023 and sessions will begin in Week 2, Monday 27 February.
All PASS sessions scheduled are indicated by Sydney local time.
Statistics from previous years have shown that students who attend PASS regularly generally achieve higher grades in their PASS units than those who don't attend. They are also less likely to fail the unit.
Attending PASS regularly can also help improve your:
It’s also a great way to meet new people and make friends.
You don’t have to be ‘struggling’ to attend. PASS is for all students who want to improve their academic performance.
PASS will be held for the following units of study in 2023: