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Attend a study session

UniPASS can help save you time and take your grades to the next level by providing you with scheduled study sessions.

These sessions give you the opportunity to study, discuss concepts and test your knowledge in small groups with the help of a peer facilitator who has excelled in the subject.

Find a UniPASS session for you

Download the list of UniPASS supported units for semester 1 2018.

If UniPASS is running in your units, you'll be able to check the timetable of sessions on the Blackboard page for your unit. Look for the UniPASS link on the unit's Blackboard page.

What students say

"It is really helpful!! Made me so much more confident about the whole unit."

"It made me think about how I could improve my study. The facilitator was really friendly and gave helpful advice."

What are UniPASS study sessions?

UniPASS study sessions are a great opportunity to review and consolidate your learning in an informal group setting. You'll be part of a small group with other students in the unit to compare notes, discuss key topics and to develop strategies for studying and learning. A senior student will be on hand as a facilitator to guide you through troublesome areas. Sessions are designed to be flexible and fun.

UniPASS doesn't replace lectures and tutorials. UniPASS is most effective for students who also attend all lectures and tutorials - you'll find it difficult to contribute and undertake activities without knowledge from the lecture and tutes/workshops To get the most out of the sessions, bring your lecture slides, notebooks, textbooks and any other study materials you have.


Why should you attend a session?

Whether you could use some improvement, or you're a top performer already, everyone can benefit from UniPASS. Generally, students who attend UniPASS regularly earn a higher grade than those who don't.

  1. Improve your understanding of course content - clarify any areas you're not sure of.
  2. Save time - UniPASS has been shown to be a more efficient method of studying than individually.
  3. Build more skills - you'll also build your communication and teamwork skills in these group sessions.

Is UniPASS available for my units?

Check your unit outlines to see if your units are included, and then go to the UniPASS link on your unit's Blackboard for session timetables. UniPASS sessions commence in Week 2 each semester and run for 11 weeks.

Is UniPASS available for online students?

If UniPASS is run in your unit and you're an online student, you are still welcome to attend face to face sessions on the Bentley Campus if you are able to. Some units also have a UniPASS Facebook group where students in that unit share study tips, practice questions and resources. Students have found these online groups a useful resource outside of the face to face sessions. If there is a Facebook group for your unit, a link will be in the UniPASS section of your unit's Blackboard. If you have questions or are unsure, please email us at

Do I need to register?

You don't need to register for UniPASS sessions, but seats are limited so get in early.

I don’t have UniPASS in any of my units or I can’t attend a session

While every effort is made to accommodate the majority of student needs, we aren't able to support all units at times that are convenient for everyone. However, there are a couple of other ways to help support your study at Curtin: