School of Mathematical Sciences

Peer-Assisted Study Support


Read all about our peer-mentoring programme which is designed to support your studies.

What is Peer-Assisted Study Support (PASS)?

  • Award-winning scheme to help first-year students with the transition to university-level mathematics
  • Receive academic support and mentoring from second, third and fourth year mathematics students 
  • Regular timetabled, yet informal, sessions help new students settle in 
  • Provides help across a range of important first-year topics such as problem solving, proof, using definitions, curve sketching
  • Chance to ask more senior students questions about topics covered in modules which they will have already studied
  • Helps improve mathematical learning by sharing ideas with others in the group
  • Provides a friendly face in welcome week and is an excellent way to meet new and like-minded maths students

Find out more about the mathematics courses

Become a future PASS leader

  • Helps reinforce basic material
  • Develops communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Improves leadership qualities -  useful for CV
  • Provides sense of community within the school
  • Option to take a Nottingham Advantage Award module

 PASS leader student voices

Adam Blakey Senior PASS leader
Adam Blakey
MMath Mathematics

I became a Senior PASS Leader to give something back to the scheme and give other students the chance to have the positive experience that I have had. I’m sure it will help me in presentations to large groups of people in the future as PASS has given me such regular experience of presenting to people already.

Patience Ablett PASS leader
Patience Ablett
BSc Mathematics

It is a great way for me to utilise my passion for maths in a way that helps others. I did well academically during first year, and I really wanted to pass that on to as many people as I could. Being a Senior PASS leader will further give me chance to improve my organisational and leadership skills. I think the scheme is doing really important work so it gives me a lot of personal satisfaction to help deliver it.

School of Mathematical Sciences

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