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PASS – Peer Assisted Study Support

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.

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.


Full information about the scheme and the roles can be found on the PASS webpage.

Mentor role description [DOC 45KB]

Applications to be a mentor need to be made by emailing the Academic Coordinator with your interest within your Academic Schools. Full list of Academic Coodinators can be found on the PASS website above.

Student Organiser role description [DOC 72KB]

The application form for Student Organisers can be found here.


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. 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.


Application deadline for Student Organisers is Monday 16th July 2018. Application deadline for Mentors is Monday 30th July 2018. If you have any questions about these roles please contact or the Academic Coordinator listed for your school.

Placement: Paid / Voluntary Location: On campus
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