The scheme is implemented in the form of a course-embedded model in all undergraduate degree programmes, to boost academic success of students and cohort bonding. It is a non-remedial, peer-led approach to learning, whereby trained and paid second and third year student mentors (Success Coaches) provide academic coaching to first year students.
Success Coaches work in a semi-professional role in small-group sessions scheduled regularly and designed to supplement existing learning opportunities. Their role is not to re-teach content, but educate students through coaching techniques and inspire them through their own experiences as successful students in their subject area. The aim is to facilitate first year students’ development as independent learners. Compulsory PASS training for new and returning Success Coaches is provided by specially trained student peers under staff supervision.
For more information, contact Wilko Luebsen – PASS Scheme Administrator