PASS leaders

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) leaders are trained to help students in earlier years learn more effectively through planned activities and discussion.

How to apply

We are currently recruiting PASS leaders. 

To find out more about the role and to apply, see the PASS leader Job listing on mycareer, the Careers Service Job listings.

The deadline for applications is 25 February 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Make sure you have read the Job Description before applying. 

PASS leader qualities

The ideal PASS leaders will have:

  • satisfactory performance in the first year of their course 
  • good communication and interpersonal skills 
  • good organisational and planning skills 
  • an enthusiastic, reliable, and approachable manner 
  • empathy with the first-year experience 
  • an interest in people and how they learn.

PASS leaders encourage students to work together to review course material. They help students to solve their own problems and deepen their understanding. 

Benefits of being a PASS leader

Benefits include:

  • developing personal skills
  • developing professional skills
  • revising and practicing your subject and gain a deeper understanding
  • enhancing your CV 
  • networking with student leaders from other institutions through PASS conferences and training
  • contributing towards the Bristol PLUS Award.

Expectations of PASS leaders

PASS leaders are expected to:

  • attend three training sessions between April to June and September to October
  • run (bi-)weekly one hour PASS sessions between October to May with a partner 
  • work with students to identify topics they would like to cover 
  • lead student discussion 
  • be supportive of student problems 
  • attend debriefs and top-up training as appropriate 
  • promote PASS via subject societies, speaking at lectures, posters, emails, and so on
  • maintain a professional attitude on issues such as confidentiality, marks and complaints 
  • keep regular contact with your PASS leader partner and Senior PASS leader.

Further opportunities for PASS leaders

There are development opportunities including workshops and talks by: 

  • Disability Services
  • Careers Services


If you have questions about the PASS scheme, contact us on

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