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 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 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.


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)


Code Course Name When
BCPR109 Programming Precepts (Moodle)
DCIS150 / BCCS191 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1) (Moodle)
DICT540Introduction to ScriptingCheck your course's Moodle page.
DCTEC501Programming FundamentalsCheck your course's Moodle page.

Nursing, Midwifery, and Allied Health

Code Course Name When
BNNS501 Nursing Science 1 (Moodle)
BNNS502 Nursing Science 2 (Moodle)
ASAP500Anatomy and Physiology(Moodle)
BRAN500Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology(Moodle)


Code Course Name When
CSCH311 Chemistry (Moodle)
CSHB301 Human Body (Moodle)
CSMB302 Cells and Microbial Biology (Moodle)

Māori Language

Code Course Name When
BLMA501 Te Kākano  (Moodle)
BLMA502Te Pihinga (Moodle)

Architectural Studies (Interior Design)

Code Course Name When
DVCO107 Visual Communications 1 (Moodle)
DVCO108Visual Communications 2 (Moodle)