PASS Leader Profile

A PASS Leader must be willing to:

  • Attend the leader expectations workshop and training sessions (10 hrs)
  • Plan and run your weekly PASS session (1.5 hrs)
  • Attend debrief sessions (30 mins max)
  • Communicate with students
  • Communicate with the PASS team and the PASS Academic Lead

Action in sessions: 

You will be required to facilitate discussions; be supportive of problems; signpost students to relevant help; take attendance; work with another PASS leader; give 1st years confidence to ask questions inside and outside of PASS

Action outside sessions:

You will be required to email your PASS group to remind of session time/location: ask your PASS group if there are any specifics they would like to cover – advertise this if necessary; suggest topics for discussion that caused any problems last year; keep in contact with PASS Leader partner and team.

Personal qualities:

Trustworthy; non-judgemental; role model (not perfect, but a demonstration that you ‘survived the first year); enthusiasm, friendly, approachable

Support for you:

Regular contact with PASS partner and PASS team; further training and support as required.

You are not there to:

Give answers to academic questions or coursework!

What Leaders have to say about PASS

Muqaddas Javed - Accounting and Finance PASS Leader

Mita Desai - Social Policy PASS Leader

Rebecca Hodgson - Biosciences PASS Leader

Ken Poyner - Computer Science PASS Leader

Heather Ford - Theology PASS Leader

Eleanor Dobson - English PASS Leader


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