Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Please note that all On-Campus PASS sessions have been cancelled until further notice. Check out your unit announcements and information below for further information.

Do you want to improve your marks, meet other students and study your unit content in a relaxed, friendly and focussed way?

If so, why not join a Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS)?

What is PASS?

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) are group study sessions conducted by PASS leaders – current students who have successfully completed the targeted unit.

PASS sessions are designed to maximise your understanding of the unit content, in a fun, informal environment. PASS sessions will also help you to develop study skills, as well as exam and assessment techniques specific to the unit. Students who regularly attend sessions often see a significant improvement in their results.

For information on the times and venues for sessions, see the timetable below.

PASS Leaders

PASS Leaders are current students who are trained to run weekly group study sessions. They scored a high mark in the unit they support and have a high GPA overall.

By participating in PASS, you will learn the secrets of their success while developing independent learning skills.

PASS timetable

Please use a headset with a microphone to get the most out of online PASS Sessions.

PASS Sessions Do not begin until Week 2

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Wednesday7.30pm - 8.30pm

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Thursday7.30pm -8.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-samantha-frederiksen

I'm a Literature major studying a Bachelor of Arts, this is my third degree. I graduated as a registered nurse in 2009 from QUT in Brisbane and I'm now completing my Masters of Counselling course at the same time as my Arts degree.

My best piece of study advice (from the experience of changing courses four times before finding the Arts course at CDU), is study what you are passionate about. If you're not passionate about your course, you won't have the motivation to complete your assignments.

Samantha Frederiksen.

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday4pm - 5pmPurple 12.1.15

pass-leader-alex-nathan

I am currently studying electrical and electronics engineering internally through the Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering. I developed an interest in electrical engineering when working as a technician in Defence.

I am looking forward to supporting CUC106 students succeed in their studies through group study sessions.

Alex Nathan

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Tuesday7.30pm - 8.30pm

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Wednesday6.15pm - 7.15pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-samantha-frederiksen

I'm a Literature major studying a Bachelor of Arts, this is my third degree. I graduated as a registered nurse in 2009 from QUT in Brisbane and I'm now completing my Masters of Counselling course at the same time as my Arts degree.

My best piece of study advice (from the experience of changing courses four times before finding the Arts course at CDU), is study what you are passionate about. If you're not passionate about your course, you won't have the motivation to complete your assignments.

Samantha Frederiksen.

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline - Click here to enter
Tuesday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

senuri-pinto-pass-leader

I am a first year Medical student. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with my peers. Anatomy and Physiology is one of my favourite subjects, I look forward to having informative and enjoyable PASS sessions.

Senuri Pinto

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-sheri-lochner

I'm in my final year of the Bachelor of Nursing. I've been a teacher and educator for the past 25 years here in the NT and in WA, I'm now having a career change.

Sheri Lochner

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday12pm - 1pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday12pm - 1pmOnline - Click here to enter

Kirsten moynihan PASS Leader

Hi! My name is Kirsten and I am a second year Bachelor of Nursing student here at CDU! Nursing has been a dream of mine since a child and I am so excited to share my passion and knowledge thus far with you all!

I am looking forward to spending this NUR120 journey with you as a PASS leader, in what is such an exciting introduction to the world of nursing!

Kirsten Moynihan

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday3.30pm - 4.30pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday3.30pm - 4.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

Sheri Lochner PASS Leader

I'm in my final year of the Bachelor of Nursing. I've been a teacher and educator for the past 25 years here in the NT and in WA, I'm now having a career change.

Sheri Lochner

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter
Wednesday3.30pm - 4.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-sheri-lochner

I'm in my final year of the Bachelor of Nursing. I've been a teacher and educator for the past 25 years here in the NT and in WA, I'm now having a career change.

Sheri Lochner

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday2pm - 3pmOnline - Click here to enter
Wednesday2pm - 3pmOnline - Click here to enter

 emory harris pass leader

 I am studying Bachelor of Nursing here at CDU for a second degree (first was Bachelor of Food Science and Technology). I moved from Texas six years ago after a fair bit of travelling around. Originally a winemaker by trade, I have decided to switch careers and join the health field. I live in rural South Australia and love helping out on the farm. Looking forward to being a PASS leader!

Thanks,

Emory

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday7pm - 8pm (Cassandra)Online - Click here to enter
Tuesday9am - 10am (Kelsey)Online - Click here to enter

cassandra brodie-wall pass leader

I am a second year Bachelor of Nursing student studying externally and living in Melbourne. I am a mum to a very active three year old daughter and work part-time in the disability sector. I am looking forward to my experience as a PASS leader and excited to have interactive, informative and inclusive sessions with my peers. 

 Cassandra Brodie-Wall

Kelsey pocock pass leader

I am going into my second year of nursing at CDU and will be doing it all online for the first time! Before I decided to start my nursing degree, I worked for a few years in cattle export industry in remote areas of the NT and after having finished my first year I am loving it and can’t wait to share this enthusiasm with other students.

Cultural safety in healthcare is a great subject and I am really looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you all to help make this an enjoyable unit.

Kelsey Pocock

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday12pm - 1pmOnline - Click here to enter
Tuesday1.30pm - 2.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

rhiannon kinsela pass leader

I have just completed a diploma of psychology here at CDU. I am originally from Perth and moved to Darwin last year to study. I am extremely passionate about psychology and human behaviour and look forward to joining you in a PASS session soon.

Regards, 

Rhiannon. 

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday8pm - 9pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday8pm - 9pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-kate-rawlings

Hi, my name is Kate and I am a 3rd year Batchelor of Social Work student from Darwin, NT.

As a mature age student studying full time externally and a wife and mother to three children, I understand the importance of time management skills and effective study methods.

I am really looking forward to supporting and working with SWK101 students to develop their study skills in a fun, relaxed, and friendly environment.

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday6.15pm - 7.15pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday6.15pm - 7.15pmOnline - Click here to enter

Sam Frederiksen PASS Leader

I'm a Literature major studying a Bachelor of Arts, this is my third degree. I graduated as a registered nurse in 2009 from QUT in Brisbane and I'm now completing my Masters of Counselling course at the same time as my Arts degree.

My best piece of study advice (from the experience of changing courses four times before finding the Arts course at CDU), is study what you are passionate about. If you're not passionate about your course, you won't have the motivation to complete your assignments.

Samantha Frederiksen.

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday4pm - 5pmOnline - Click here to enter

Wednesday

5.30pm - 6.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

cassandra ho pass leader

I am in my second year of clinical sciences at CDU and will be commencing Medicine at Flinders University next year. I am excited to meet new people and share my knowledge and passion for chemistry. 

Cassandra Ho

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday4pm - 5pmOnline - Click here to enter
Tuesday7pm - 8pmOnline - Click here to enter

martin grahl pass leader

I am studying electrical engineering internally through the Bachelor of Engineering/ Honours course. I enjoy supporting my peers with knowledge and experience.

I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge of this unit with you.

Martin Grahl

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter
Friday12pm - 1pmOnline - Click here to enter

patrick bindon pass leader

Patrick has a background in social science and politics, and has previously worked as a Policy Advisor to Members of three Australian Parliaments, including the Federal Parliament and the Northern Territory Parliament.

He is currently working in a role focussed on Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights Compliance in Papua New Guinea, and is studying law at Charles Darwin University with a particular interest in the intersection of customary law and statutory law.

Patrick lives in Fremantle, Western Australia.

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday6.30 pm - 7.30pmOnline - Click here to enter
Friday6.30pm - 7.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

mia bouras pass leader

I am externally studying a Bachelor of Laws. As a current first year student, I can understand those overwhelmed and nervous feelings but also the excitement that comes with completing this core unit. I hope to use my enthusiasm and passion for not only the law but in particular LWZ115 to allow current students to succeed with excellent results.

Mia Bouras

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday11am - 12pmOnline - Click here to enter
Friday1pm - 2pmOnline - Click here to enter

gyanu khatri pass leader

Hello Everyone,

I am an international student from Nepal doing a Bachelor of Accounting. I will be conducting a Peer Assisted Study Session for ACT102. I am very excited to help and support students studying ACT102 in their studies through the group study session.

My best piece of study advice is to study the suggested textbook in detail along with the lecture notes and slides. This will help students to get in-depth knowledge of the topic and broaden their understanding. In addition, students should not forget to practice different types of question to build their confidence and obviously practising past exams questions will help students to understand what to expect in their final examination.

Gyanu Khatri

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday4pm - 5pmOnline - Click here to enter
Friday4.30pm - 5.30pmOnline - Click here to enter

zoe chesworth pass leader

Please note, PASS sessions for this unit are cancelled for a couple of weeks. Follow your unit's announcements for further information.

Hello! My name is Zoe and I’ll be the PASS leader for COM105 this semester. I am currently in my second year of a Bachelor of Business, and am particularly interested in marketing. I enjoyed studying COM105 in my first year, and am excited to become a PASS leader and help this year’s students understand the subject.

 

Zoe Chesworth

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday6.00pm - 8.00pm

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pass-leader-bijaya-paudel

Hi, my name is Bijaya. I completed my Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) and now I’m a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University. My academic interests include analogue electronics, digital systems and communications. My passion for becoming a PASS leader stems from the personal satisfaction that I obtain by helping students to learn and achieve good grades. Hence, I am very motivated and looking forward to help you excel in this difficult unit.

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday6.00pm - 8pm

Online - Click here to enter

pass-leader-bijaya-paudel

Hi, my name is Bijaya. I completed my Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) and now I’m a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University. My academic interests include analogue electronics, digital systems and communications. My passion for becoming a PASS leader stems from the personal satisfaction that I obtain by helping students to learn and achieve good grades. Hence, I am very motivated and looking forward to help you excel in this difficult unit.

Contact

E: andrew.stechmann@cdu.edu.au

P: (08) 8946 6197 (Monday - Wednesday)