Peer Assisted Student Support (PASS) was introduced by Athlone Institute of Technology and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (our SIF II partner) in January 2009.
Details about the 5th Symposium on Peer-Supported Learning May 18th and 19th 2011 click here for more information
PASS is a scheme that offers cross-year support between students on the same programme. It encourages first year students to support each other and learn co-operatively under the guidance of a trained student from the second years of your programme. PASS initially commenced as a collaborative project between GMIT and AIT. AIT has won further funding under the dormant accounts initiative to extend this project.
PASS aims to help first year students:
- quickly adjust to college life
- improve their learning and study skills
- enhance their understanding of the subject matter of their programmes
- prepare better for assignments and exams
Read more about the benefits of PASS, or alternatively explore the background to Peer Assisted Student Support. Phase One of Peer Assisted Learning Programme Evaluation January - June 2009 can be accessed by clicking PASS Phase One Evaluation To learn more about the student experience of PASS/PAL to date (PASS Leaders 2009-2010 GMIT and AIT) and recent messages from Dr. Joseph Ryan AIT, and Marion Coy, GMIT about the PAL Programme please watch the latest video clips:
AIT's Academic Registrar, Dr Joseph Ryan, and former GMIT President, Marion Coy, discuss the PASS-PAL scheme.
Students' Union perspective on PASS-PAL.
Leaders' perspective on PASS-PAL.
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