Coming to college for the first time can be both exciting and worrying. You’re probably wondering how you’ll make friends, what’s involved with your course, how you’re going to write assignments and organise your time effectively. PASS is designed to help you experience everything life at TUS has to offer from navigating the campus to supports available, from study tips to insight into your chosen course and getting the most out of your time here.

Second year students from your programme have been trained to help you to support each other and learn to solve your problems in weekly group sessions called PASS.  If PASS is available, it will appear on your timetable. Check your timetable here

Make sure you enrol on the PASS Moodle page for your programme to get the most from sessions with your Leaders. Find your Moodle page here

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PASS is intended to help first year students:

  • adjust quickly to third level;
  • acquire a clear view of course direction and expectations;
  • develop their independent learning and study skills to meet the requirements of higher education;
  • enhance their understanding of the subject matter of their programme through collaborative group discussion;
  • prepare better for assessed work and examinations.


  • teaching by students.
  • targeted at weak or problem students – all participants should benefit.
  • a means of reducing lecturer-student contact class time.
  • an environment for social chatting.