PASS – Peer Assisted Study Support
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.
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. Please see information below on each position and closing dates.
PASS Mentors are voluntary positions open to students commencing 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate studies. Whilst the position is voluntary, a small £40 bursary is available annually for those who complete training and undertake the required number of sessions.
Why should I get involved with the PASS Scheme? How will this help me progress in my degree and career journey?
Being a PASS Mentor is proven to have significant academic and professional development for those involved.
Mentors have an opportunity to consolidate past study content and form a larger academic community of Mentors, attendees and Academic Coordinators. Teamwork is a significant take away from the role; Mentors form positive relationships with colleagues and staff and regularly collaborate with colleagues to both develop and deliver sessions. Working with diverse student groups enables Mentors to further develop their soft skills, including negotiation, facilitation and general communication techniques as part of their role. Research shows that those who Mentor often note improvements in self-esteem and self-confidence.
In addition to the academic and skills development experienced by Mentors in PASS, this activity will go on your HEAR!
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 are expected to run a 1 hour session each week of semester, commencing week 2. There will be a 1 day in person training session and a half day virtual training session, held in mid-late September.
Applications for PASS mentors are now open. Please find the role profile and application link below:
Role description: PASS Mentor Role Description [PDF 351KB]
The deadline for all mentor applications is Tuesday 31 August 2021.