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3.7 Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) (16/17)

The School operates a PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) programme which is led by students in the School supported by a member of academic staff. During weekly timetabled sessions higher year students act as facilitators in order to help first year students manage their transition from A-level to undergraduate study. The sessions provide a safe environment where academic issues are discussed, and study skills and learning strategies are developed with the benefit of increasing academic confidence. Each first year student will be assigned to a particular session at the start of the year. Each session will have about ten first year students with two PASS leaders.