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PASS LogoPASS is an international and national scheme that has been adopted by a number of UK universities to help ease transition into Higher Education, enhance the student experience as well as support students’ skills development and employability of both participants and leaders. It is managed centrally through Library and Student Services and each programme has an academic coordinator who supports the scheme.

PASS fosters cross-year support between students on the same course and encourages participants to support each other and to learn collaboratively under the leadership of trained students from high years.

At the University of Cumbria the scheme was introduced in 2008 and has been growing since!

Currently, PASS is currently running in the following programmes:

  • Criminology & Law
  • FdSc Policing
  • Fine Art
  • Forensics
  • Graphic Design
  • Law
  • Learning Disability Nursing – Lancaster only.
  • Occupational Therapy - Carlisle and Lancaster.
  • Outdoor Studies
  • Sport – Carlisle Only.
  • Primary QTS (SEN)
  • Primary QTS - Carlisle and Lancaster
  • Psychology
  • Working with Children and Families - Carlisle and Lancaster

Would you like to find out when your PASS sessions are running or would you like introduce the PASS scheme to your course?

Please contact us via: PASS@Cumbria.ac.uk.

Staff members can find out more about who to contact for their specific area by searching for PASS on Staffnet or by contacting Jason Hettrick.