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Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS)

Get academic advice and support from fellow students in a relaxed setting.

Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS)

Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS)

PASS is Queen Mary's course-based mentoring scheme, run for students, by students.

How does it work?

Peer Assisted Study Support - Students holding up a framePASS is run by higher-year students in the same Academic School as you. As a first-year student, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss study-related queries and get course-based advice from trained mentors within your School.

What are the benefits?

Peer Assisted Study Support - Student smiling in lectureThe scheme offers a valuable and complementary addition to the wide range of more formal teaching and support offered to students at the University. Here are a few 2019/20 first-year students' perspectives on the benefits of attending PASS sessions:

  • Being able to learn in an environment where they were comfortable to ask questions
  • Accessing one-to-one help from students who had completed modules they were taking
  • Knowing that they would always have a place to find help
  • It was useful to be able to learn from those who had already lived the same experiences
  • Knowing mentors were easily approachable and empathetic to students' concerns.

Being part of the PASS programme will allow you to:

  • gain academic advice and supportPeer Assisted Study Support - Students studying
  • meet other students from your school in your year and beyond
  • learn about the academic culture within your school
  • be part of an internationally renowned mentoring programme.

How do I take part?

Peer Assisted Study Support The scheme is firmly established at Queen Mary, with 14 departments/schools running regular sessions. To find out whether the scheme runs within your School, please check on the PASS webpage. Further information on who to contact and sessions details can also be found here.

Any other questions?

If you would like any further information, please contact