PASS is a course-based mentoring scheme, run for students by students. It gives first-years the opportunity to discuss study-related problems and get general advice from higher-year undergraduates in their subject. Most students who participate (either in teaching or in learning) have found the scheme rewarding and incredibly useful hence its popularity at the University. Watch the video below to learn more about PASS!
This year we are excited to be introducing PASS for the second year dental students too.
For students, by students
MAIN AIM OF PASS To make any student at your session come away feeling better than when they arrived
FEATURES OF PASS:
PASS is about exploratory discussion, not being told the answers
PASS is about active learning – learning by discussing and thinking
The more everyone joins in discussion, the better sessions will work
The PASS mentor helps students find the answers by discussion and use of lecture notes, etc
PASS is a safe place to admit not understanding
PASS sessions are informal and friendly
The PASS mentor is not there to teach or tell anyone the answers
Students can decide what is discussed in PASS sessions
PASS sessions are not replacements for lectures, seminars, etc., they are there to back them up
PASS sessions will be confidential in that lecturers will not be told about individual students