PASS is a subject-based mentoring scheme, run for first-year students by higher-year undergraduates.
Second and third year students run the PASS scheme as student mentors (voluntary) and student organisers (paid). They run sessions to discuss study-related problems with first year students in a friendly, informal setting. 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 differently and to different schedules. The majority run either 1 or 2 (larger schools) sessions for an hour per week. There are currently fourteen schools across QMUL with a PASS scheme. Mentors can give as much or as little time as they have, the absolute minimum for a mentor to be involved in is 3 sessions. More commitment is required from student organisers as they deal with paperwork and planning.
Full information about the scheme and the roles can be found on the PASS webpage. Recruitment for mentors starts from June each academic year and ends early August. Please get in touch with the Academic coordinator listed for your school on the PASS page if you would like to become a PASS mentor.