PASS achievements

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) began at Western Sydney University in 2007. Since then it has expanded to all nine schools, supporting around 45 units and over 3000 students per year. PASS sessions are run across the seven main campuses of the University, with more than half of all units now offering a PASSOnline option.

The PASS program has won numerous awards over the last ten years.

National PASS Leader Awards

Since the implementation of the National PASS Awards, Western Sydney University regularly has a successful candidate in either Outstanding Senior Leader or New Leader Awards. Six students are awarded each year across Australasia.

  • 2018 - Outstanding Senior Leader - Betty Nguyen (Law)
  • 2017 - Outstanding New Leader - Joseph Pipicella (Science and Health)
  • 2016 - Outstanding New Leader - RenĂ©e Berg (Science and Health)
  • 2014 - Outstanding New Leader - Gloria Pino Escobar (Humanities)
  • 2013 - Outstanding New Leader - Kylie Ellwood (Social Sciences)
  • 2012 - Senior PASS Leader award - Srishti Shresta (Social Sciences)
  • 2011 - Outstanding Senior Leader - Neha Kullar (Economics)
  • 2011 - Outstanding New Leader - Mark O'Toole (Humantities)
  • 2009 - Outstanding Senior Leader - James Cowan (Economics)
  • 2009 - Shortlisted - Kiyomi Dunphy (Engineering), Dipal Prasad (Accounting)
  • 2008 - Outstanding Leader - Husam Al Jabi (Law)

University, Government Grants and Awards

  • 2017 - APAC Blackboard Catalyst Award for Student Success (PASSOnline). Nominated for the Australian Financial Review, Higher Education Award.
  • 2013 - Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) seed grant - Frances Williamson (to administer PASSwrite at Western Sydney University and University of Technology, Sydney)
  • 2011 - ALTC Citation - Clare Power (previous PASS coordinator)
  • 2009 - VC Excellence Awards - Highly Commended for Excellence in Professional Service

14th National PASS Forum

2018 Outstanding Senior Leader - Betty Nguyen (Law)