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Academic Sessions

Academic Sessions

The academic sessions during the summer school are subject-specific, and spread across 20 to 30 academic contact hours.

The academic sessions form the backbone of PASS and are taught by a team of over 100 undergraduate lecturers.

You are assigned to the academic subject strand that is most related to your chosen (firm choice) degree choice. As there are over 200 degrees at Newcastle University, each subject strand may include people from a number of related degree programmes.

An early introduction to university study

Academic sessions are taught in the same style and by the same lecturers as first-year university study.

This means that you'll get a taste of what university is going to be like before you start in September 2022.

The PARTNERS Programme and Academic Summer School was so enjoyable. I found taking part in a week of university life, and diving into all my subject lectures, so fascinating.

PASS 2021 Attendee Feedback

How big is each subject strand?

There were 1,150 attendees at PASS 2021. This resulted in between 160 (Business) and three (Music) students on each subject strand.

If there are three or more students within a subject area then we will host a bespoke subject strand.