The UNSW Business School provides various resources to current students to help enhance their learning experience.

The Peer Assisted Support Scheme (PASS) has been running since 1996 and offers first- and second-year students the chance to join friendly study groups run by more experienced students.

PASS offers free, weekly, out-of-class study sessions for various courses. All students enrolled those courses can join at any time. Each session is facilitated by a leader (or leaders): students that have previously completed the relevant course and exceled in it. PASS runs sessions for the following first-year economics courses:

  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1
  • ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1
  • ECON1202 Quantitative Analysis
  • ECON1203 Business & Economics Statistics

PASS also runs sessions for the following second-year courses:

  • ECON2101 Microeconomics 2
  • ECON2206 Introductory Econometrics

Students who participate can:

  • Ask questions about specific problems or concepts that you encountered in tutorials and lectures
  • Work on a variety of problems with friendly and experienced leaders
  • Discuss general areas of concern for first-year students, such as how to prepare for exams and how to manage time
  • Meet other students in an informal atmosphere

PASS is a great opportunity to make the most of your study experience. No bookings are required. For more information on PASS in ECON1101, ECON2101 and ECON1102, please email the coordinator Jonathan Lim.

For more information on QUANTPASS, which runs PASS sessions for ECON1202, ECON1203 and ECON2206, please email the coordinator Hongyi Li.

The Economics PitStop program operates in the weeks leading up to the main exam period, providing additional tutor assistance to students in the larger economics courses. The service is particularly convenient if assistance is required outside their lecturer’s specific consultation times. 

All lecturers offer three dedicated student consultation hours each week throughout session - students should refer to their course outline for times and details. 

Information on PitStop locations will be available closer to the end of each semester and on the relevant course Moodle sites.