Skip to main content
Careers and Enterprise

PASS – Peer Assisted Study Support

PASS is a subject-based mentoring scheme, run for first-year students by higher-year undergraduates.

How will this help you progress your career journey?

For those looking to acquire experience, PASS will allow you to gain experience in areas such as organisation, events management, publicity and tailored communication. PASS might also be useful for students who are exploring their career options, allowing you to determine strengths and passions.

What is the PASS scheme?

Second and third year students run the PASS scheme as Student Mentors and Student Organisers. They run sessions to discuss study-related problems with first year students in a friendly, informal setting.

PASS is an internationally renowned programme and very well recognised by employers. Students who work on PASS gain extensive experience in organisation, events management, publicity and most of all clear and tailored communication.


Each school or department runs their mentoring sessions to their own timetable. The majority of schools run either 1 or 2 sessions for an hour per week. Student Mentors can give as much or as little time as they have, the absolute minimum for a mentor to be involved in is 6 sessions over the course of the academic year. More commitment is required from Student Organisers as they deal with paperwork and planning.

Who can apply?

All students from participating schools who will be in second or third year in the 2019/20 academic year.


PASS Mentors

Applications for PASS mentors are now open. Please find the role profile and application link below:

Role description: PASS Mentor Role Description [PDF 351KB] 

Application Form.

The deadline for all mentor applications is Sunday 25th July 2021. 

(PASS mentor roles are voluntary)

PASS Student Organisers

Applications for the PASS Student Organiser roles are also now open. Please find the role profile and application link below:

Role description: PASS Student Organiser Job Profile [PDF 455KB]

Application Form

The deadline for Student Organiser applications is Sunday 25th July 2021.

(PASS Student Organiser roles are paid)

Placement: Location: