PASS Study Groups

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

Does my course have a PASS group?
Check out the list below: it tells you which courses have PASS groups in 2016.

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

What happens in a PASS group?
In the weekly PASS sessions, you can:

  • study with other students in your course
  • go over the important topics from lectures and tutorials
  • 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
  • prepare for tests and exams.

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

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

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.

If you go to PASS sessions regularly, it can help you earn a better grade.

Is there a group leader?
Each PASS group is guided by a student who has successfully completed the course. These PASS Leaders will help you study and learn in fun and interesting ways, and will help you use course resources to answer your own questions. So PASS is just like an independent study group, only better!

Please email with any questions or feedback.

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

Applied Sciences

Code Course Name When
CDBM500 Industrial Biomolecules Semester 2 (Moodle)
ASAP500 Anatomy and Physiology Semester 2 (Moodle)


Code Course Name When
AMEC520 / NZDB520 Economics / The Economic Environment Semester 2 (Moodle)
AMIA500 / NZDB500 Introduction to Accounting / Accounting Principles Semester 2 (Moodle)
AMMA530 / NZDB530 Management / Organisation & Management Semester 2 (Moodle)


Code Course Name When
BCPR109 Programming Precepts Semester 2 (Moodle)
DCIS150 / BCCS191 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1) Semester 2 (Moodle)


Code Course Name When
DE5203 Hydraulics (Civil) Semester 2 (Moodle)

Māori Language

Code Course Name When
BLMA501 Te Kākano Semester 2 (Moodle)


Code Course Name When
BNNS501 Nursing Science 1 Semester 2 (Moodle)
BNNS502 Nursing Science 2 Semester 2 (Moodle)


Code Course Name When
CSCH311 Chemistry Semester 2 (Moodle)
CSHB301 Human Body Semester 2 (Moodle)
CSMB302 Cells and Microbial Biology Semester 2 (Moodle)
CSMB302 (T3) Cells and Microbial Biology Term 3/4  (Moodle)