What is PASS? 

PASS offers free, weekly, out-of-class study sessions to all undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a targeted course. They're facilitated by a leader (or leaders) who are students who have previously and successfully completed the course. Please see the course list below for the availability of courses.  

Attending PASS regularly can help you to: 

  • Deepen your understanding of the course content 
  • Develop skills for independent university study 
  • Make friends 
  • Feel more confident in your studies

Which courses offer PASS?

    • ACCT1501 Accounting & Financial Management 1A
    • ACCT1511 Accounting & Financial Management 1B
    • ACCT2522 Management Accounting 1
    • ACCT2542 Corporate Financial Reporting & Analysis
    • ACTL1101 Introduction to Actuarial Studies
    • ACTL 2111 Financial Mathematics for Actuaries
    • ACTL2131 Probability and Mathematical Statistics 
    • ACCT2102 Foundations of Actuarial Models
    • COMM1100 Business Decision Making
    • COMM1110 Evidence-based Problem Solving
    • COMM1120 Collaboration and Innovation in Business
    • COMM1140 Financial Management
    • COMM1150 Global Business Environments
    • COMM1190 Data, Insights, and Decisions 
    • COMM1822 Introduction to Databases for Business Analytics
    • ECON1101 Macroeconomics 1
    • ECON1102 Microeconomics 1
    • ECON1202 Quantitative Analysis
    • ECON1203 Business & Economic Statistics
    • ECON2101 Microeconomics 2
    • ECON2206 Introductory Econometrics
    • FINS1603 Introduction to Business Database
    • FINS1612 Capital Markets & Institutions
    • FINS 1613 Business Finance
    • FINS2624 Portfolio Management
    • FINS3616 International Business Finance
    • FINS3625 Applied Corporate Finance
    • FINS3641 Security Analysis & Valuation
    • INFS 1602 Digital Transformations in Business
    • FINS1603 Introduction to Business Database
    • INFS 1609 Fundamentals of Business Programming 
    • INFS2605 Intermediate Business Programming
    • INFS2608 Database Management & Big Data Infrastructures
    • INFS2609 Programming for Business
    • MARK1012: Marketing Fundamentals
    • MARK2052: Marketing Research
    • MARK3054 Marketing Analytics & Big Data
    • ACCT5930 Financial Accounting
    • ACCT5942 Corporate Accounting & Regulations
    • COMM5005 Quantitative Methods in Business
    • COMM5011 Data Analysis for Business Session
    • COMM5257 Introductory Statistics & Data Analysis 
    • FINS5511 Corporate Finance
    • FINS5512 Financial Markets & Institutions
    • FINS5513 Investments and Portfolio Selections 
    • FINS5514 Capital Budgeting & Financial Decisions
    • FINS5535 Derivatives & Risk Management Techniques
    • INFS5978 Accounting Information Systems 
    • MARK5826 Product Analytics
    • MARK5828 Advertising Analytics 
    • MFIN6201 Empirical Techniques & Applications in Finance 
    • MFIN 6214 Financial Theory & Policy

How Can I Join a PASS Group?

PASS sessions begin in week 3. Timetables for the PASS groups are handed out at lectures in the first two weeks of session and/or are made available on the course Moodle websites. There’s no need to register. 

We recommend that you attend the same group regularly but there is no obligation. You can even attend more than one PASS group a week in a subject if you like. You can also choose to attend some weeks but not others.

How Can I Get The Most Out of PASS?

  • Be interactive – this is the optimum way to learn 
  • Come along with questions and raise issues 
  • Attend regularly 

Are You Interested in Becoming a PASS Leader?

PASS leaders are mainly 2nd and 3rd-year students who:

  • Have good results (usually a distinction) in the relevant first-year courses 
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Have an enthusiastic commitment to supporting first-year students 

Leaders are trained by the PASS academic coordinators and the PASS coordinator. They’re supported and supervised by the academic coordinator and attend weekly team meetings. Leaders are paid for participating in training, conducting PASS sessions, and attending weekly meetings.

How to apply

Advertisements will appear on the School websites in October and announcements will be made in your classes. PASS leader applications need to include: 

  • A cover letter/application form 
  • Your CV 
  • Your academic transcript 

Successful applicants undergo training in late February of each year. Applications to be a PASS leader for Actuarial Studies and Commerce (ACTL1001) in session 2 open in April. 

Contact Us

For more information contact PASS Coordinator Dr Zhila Bahman.