Peer assisted study sessions

Peer assisted study sessions (PASS) are weekly student-led study sessions where you can ask questions about course material and student life.

The study sessions are friendly and informal, giving you the opportunity to focus on the subject areas you want to work on. PASS is a safe place to ask questions and improve your confidence in your studies.

The sessions are led by PASS leaders, who are trained students from later years of your course.

In 2019 PASS will be available in the following subjects:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Classics
  • Economics and all Joint Programmes
  • Engineering Design
  • English
  • Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Physics
  • Zoology

Benefits of PASS

  • a safe place to ask questions,
  • gain a deeper understanding of the course material,
  • make new friends on your course,
  • get practical advice and improve your study skills,
  • build confidence in your subject area,
  • meet students from later years on your course and learn from their experiences.

Further information

If you have any questions about PASS please email

Peer support

Peer support at the University is made up of two schemes:

Peer mentoring is only available for new undergraduate students.

Become a PASS leader

Find out about opportunities to become a PASS leader.

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