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PASS National Centre

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Welcome to the PASS National Centre

PASS National Centre

The National Centre for PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) / SI (Supplemental Instruction) was established in April 2009 to support HEIs to further understand and develop programmes.

PASS provides a facilitated, group learning opportunity that uses the experiences of higher year students to support the learning of lower year peers. This supplements existing activity (e.g. lectures and tutorials) and enables active learning in an informal, friendly and fun environment.

Working with existing and previous PASS Leaders, the National Centre has produced a short clip to explain a bit more about PASS - let us know what you think.

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PASS/SI is International

Supplemental Instruction is a global model, developed at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and has been adapted for use in HEIs across the globe whilst maintaining a common core of principles. 

Currently, over 1500 institutions in 29 countries have SI Supervisors trained to develop a programme at their institution.

For a global perspective visit the International Center for SI  or one of the National Centres visit:

Research and Evaluation

The UK National Centre will facilitate a network of PASS/SI practitioners, enabling opportunities and events to share practice and assist in collating national research. For recent conference presentations, current research and evaluation visit: