Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

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.

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Students chat with PASS Coordinator Andrew about their experience of starting University.

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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Tuesday7.30pm - 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.

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Monday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter
Wednesday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter

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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Wednesday5pm - 6pm

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Thursday8pm - 9pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-lucy-dickson

Hi! I'm Lucy and I'm your PASS leader for CUC107. I am a second year external Nursing student. I live in a remote community in Arnhem Land which has fostered my interest in nursing, and my goal to return to Arnhem Land as Remote Area Nurse one day.

I look forward to meeting and working with this semester's CUC107 students.

DAYTIMEROOM
Monday5pm - 6pmOnline - 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

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*For PASS session times, please check the unit announcements as well as the PASS folder in the Discussion Board.

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

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Monday12pm - 1pmOnline - Click here to enter
Wednesday12pm - 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 NUR115 journey with you as a PASS leader, in what is such an exciting introduction to the world of nursing!

Kirsten Moynihan

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday7pmOnline - 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

DAYTIMEROOM
TBATBAOnline - Click here to enter
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pass-leader-sheri-lochner

*For up to date PASS session times, please check the unit announcements as well as the PASS folder in the Discussion Board.

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
Thursday7pmOnline - 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

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday2.30pm - 3.30pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday5pm - 6pmOnline - 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
FridayCheck Learnline for weekly detailsOnline - Click here to enter

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
Thursday11am - 12amOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-brigid-obryan

Hi! I'm Brigid and I am currently studying the graduate entry program for a Bachelor of Psychological Science, with the long term goal of becoming a clinical psychologist. I have a bit of a mixed background including a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Arabic, Master of Development Studies and previously worked in state politics in NSW for the past four years. I'm originally a Darwin local and moved back to Darwin a year ago - and loving it again! 

I completed PSY141 last year and thoroughly enjoyed the unit and its introduction to all of the fascinating, weird and wonderful elements of psychology. I am very much looking forward to being a PASS leader, getting to know other students and assisting them in navigating the unit. 

DAYTIMEROOM
Tuesday8pm -9pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday8pm -9pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-kate-rawlings

Hi, my name is Kate and I will be your PASS leader for SWK102 this semester.

I am a 3rd year Batchelor of Social Work student, studying full time and externally, from Darwin, NT.

I am really looking forward to supporting and working with SWK102 students to develop their time management and study skills, and their understanding of the unit content 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
Thursday3pm - 4pmOn Campus Red 6.1.09

Please note that online sessions for this unit have been cancelled.

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
Tuesday7pm - 8pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday7pm - 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
Tuesday1pm - 2pmOnline - Click here to enter
Thursday1pm - 2pmOnline - 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
Wednesday7pm - 8pmOnline - Click here to enter
Sunday (note change of day)7pm - 8pmOnline - 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
Tuesday3 pm- 4 pmOnline - Click here to enter
Wednesday3 pm- 4 pmOnline - 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

PASS Sessions for this unit have been cancelled.

DAYTIMEROOM
Wednesday3pm - 4pm

On Campus - Purple 12.1.22 (Note Room Change)

Wednesday5pm - 6pmOnline - Click here to enter

pass-leader-nathan-lim

Hey all! I am currently in my third year of study in the Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical). Usually preconceived as a difficult subject, I am really looking forward to meeting and assisting you to see and understand Dynamics (ENG252) from a whole new perspective, in a fun and supportive environment.

Have a great semester ahead!

Nathan Lim

Contact

E: andrew.stechmann@cdu.edu.au

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