The PASS Team at 301 are currently working in partnership with 7 Academic Departments across 3 Faculties to implement PASS schemes. In 2016/17 we have:
- 76 trained PASS Leaders
- 6 student PASS Leader Coordinators providing student leadership and organisational support to the PASS schemes
- PASS sessions available to over 900 students each week
Each PASS scheme uses the same core PASS model with local adaptation to the requirements of the department/programme/module:
|PASS in Biomedical Sciences - BMS109||
|PASS in Aerospace Engineering MEC194||
The MEC194 scheme completed the 2nd year of its pilot phase in 2015-16, and it continues to grow and develop. PASS Leaders are recruited from the 2nd and 3rd year Aerospace Engineering students who have successfully completed the MEC194 (or equivalent) module. The PASS Leaders take part in an in-depth induction training programme at 301, designed to develop facilitation skills, before the volunteers are allocated a group of potential 1st year PASS group participants.
How does it work?
The PASS Leaders work in pairs to plan, organise and deliver timetabled weekly sessions, and they are supported on an ongoing fortnightly basis at debrief sessions by the Module Leader and 301 staff. The scheme also has an experienced PASS Leader who co-ordinates the volunteers on a weekly basis. There is lots of enthusiasm for PASS in the department - it is notable that high numbers of students apply to become PASS Leaders. They often cite that it is their own experience as a PASS participant that has influenced their decision to become a PASS Leader. There are regular attenders at each session who have given very positive feedback.
It can be difficult at times to manage the complexities of three very busy cohorts of students and their timetables - finding a convenient space and time when 1st, 2nd and 3rd years can all meet can be a challenge. The timing and location of the session can have a direct impact on session attendance.
What do participants and PASS Leaders say about MEC194 PASS?
What did the participants say?
What did the PASS Leaders say?