Interested in finding out more about PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)?

Workshop Outline: ‘An Introduction to PASS’

An Introduction to PASS development workshop is designed to explore the question ‘What is PASS all about?’

The session is highly interactive and through experiential activity and discussion enables the participants to gain a deeper understanding of PASS and to start the process of exploring how PASS might fit within their discipline/course and what the benefits are.


History of Supplemental Instruction – a brief introduction to the model from which PASS is derived

The PASS Approach and purpose – starts to answer the ‘What, Why and How’ of a PASS session

Coordination and Practicalities – what really needs to be considered when setting up and supporting a PASS programme?

Benefits – evidence of impact through research.

Who should attend?

Anyone who has an interest in implementing a PASS scheme or who wants to know how they can maximise the benefits of an existing scheme.

Previous attendees have included:
Heads of School
Senior Tutors
Teaching Fellows
Faculty Administrators
School Administrators

Peer learning is essential to a student’s transition into and across higher education and promotes the development of independent and group-based learning strategies.  Interventions to embed peer learning can also help to cement learner identities and promote a sense of belonging, the importance of which was articulated in the “What Works?” Report (Thomas, 2012 & 2017).  At the University of Bolton we have launched and embedded several pilot Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Schemes.  During the 2017-18 academic year we are focusing on raising awareness of the PASS approach amongst academic colleagues.  To this effect we are putting on a series of introductory and demystified workshops where you can find out more about PASS and talk to a member of the Student Experience Team about how you might go about designing a scheme.

Details for Booking: (See contact details below)

There are three workshops available on Tuesday 17th April 2018. You will only need to attend one session:

Location: D2-14/16

Workshop One: 09.30 – 11:00  

Workshop Two: 12:30 – 14:00

Workshop Three: 14:30 – 16:00

How to Keep in Touch?

If you need any more information then please feel free to contact us.

Contact Julia Hewitt

Phone: 01204 903489


Leave a Comment






Submit a story

Got a news story or an upcoming event you would like including in the weekly bulletin?
Log in with your university account to tell us more ...