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Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) at UCLan

UCLan began piloting PASS in 2017, running it in eight courses across the University. In 2018 the scheme expanded to cover 40 courses, with PASS continuously growing and improving. PASS Leaders complete online training and a workshop which equip leaders with the skills to facilitate learning and leading small groups.



The PASS Team are situated in CELT. They run training, liaise with staff and create resources for sessions. They co-ordinate Leaders and resolve any issues within PASS.


The Mentees are the first year students who have chosen to opt in to PASS, and they will be the individuals who the sessions are focused on.

PASS Leaders

PASS Leaders facilitate student sessions and are trained in variety of skills. They offer support to students and create a positive learning environment for first years.

PASS Co-ordinators

PASS Co-ordinators support Leaders in weekly debriefs. They communicate between Academic Leads, and Mentees in order to feedback to PASS Team and create solutions.

Academic Lead

The Academic Lead is there to support the Leaders in all academic based material. They liaise with the PASS Team to ensure session content is relevant and that sessions run smoothly.