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What are PASS groups?
PASS groups are weekly one-hour study groups, set up by Learning Services to help students succeed in particular courses.

Does my course have a PASS group?
Check out the list below. It tells you which courses have PASS groups in 2017.

Who can go to the PASS groups?
If you are enrolled in the course, you can go to the PASS group.

What are the benefits of attending PASS?
In the PASS sessions, you can:

  • go over the important topics from lectures and tutorials
  • study with other students in your course
  • work in small groups
  • do quizzes and activities to help you learn and remember
  • ask questions in a relaxed environment
  • develop effective study and learning strategies, and
  • prepare for tests and exams.

When and where do the PASS groups meet?
Most PASS groups start in week 2 or 3 of the course, and meet every week until the end of the semester (except for term breaks and statutory holidays). PASS groups are currently at the City campus only. They occur in Semester 1 & Semester 2, unless specified.

How do I join a PASS group for my course?
You don't need to sign up, just turn up! You can join a PASS group at any stage of the semester.

Is there a group leader?
Each PASS group is guided by a student who has successfully completed the course. These PASS Group Leaders create an active, supportive environment that encourages participative learning with foci on key concepts and important course content. So PASS is like an independent study group, only better!

Please email pass@ara.ac.nz with any questions or feedback.

PASS Study Groups are currently available at City campus only.

See your course Moodle page to find out when and where the PASS group meets.

Business

Code Course Name When
AMIA500 / NZDB500 Introduction to Accounting / Accounting Principles (Moodle)
AMCL510 / NZDB510 Commercial Law/Introduction to Commercial Law (Moodle)
AMEC520 / NZDB520 Economics / The Economic Environment (Moodle)
AMMA530 / NZDB530 Management / Organisation & Management (Moodle)

Computing

Code Course Name When
BCPR109 Programming Precepts (Moodle)
DCIS150 / BCCS191 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1) (Moodle)

Nursing, Midwifery, and Allied Health

Code Course Name When
BNNS501 Nursing Science 1 (Moodle)
BNNS502 Nursing Science 2 (Moodle)
ASAP500 Anatomy and Physiology (Moodle)
BRAN500 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology (Moodle)

Pre-Health

Code Course Name When
CSCP302An Introduction to the Human BodyCheck your course's Moodle page.
CSCP401Essentials of Human Body and Microbial ScienceCheck your course's Moodle page.
CSCP402Essentials of Cell Biology and ChemistryCheck your course's Moodle page.
CSHB301-OnlineThe Human BodyCheck your course's Moodle page.
CSMB302-OnlineCells and Microbial BiologyCheck your course's Moodle page.

Māori Language

Code Course Name When
BLMA511Te Kākano 1 Check your course's Moodle page.
BLMA512Te Kākano 2 Check your course's Moodle page.
BLMA513Te Pihinga 1 Check your course's Moodle page.
BLMA514Te Pihinga 2 Check your course's Moodle page.