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Format

Format

PASS 2023 will run Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July as a blended delivery model, with a mixture of on-campus and online learning.

Part on-campus & part online

PASS 2023 will run as a blended format made up of both on-campus and remote learning. Students will spend certain days of PASS on our University campus with in-person teaching. The remaining days of the summer school will run online via Canvas - the University's virtual learning environment. The exact split will be confirmed in due course.

All five days are compulsory. Academic sessions will be delivered by the same lecturers who run Newcastle University undergraduate degree programme's that students will enroll on, in Autumn 2023. The week will host a variety of subject-specific sessions including lectures, seminars, lab work, social activities, career workshops, the HE skills module, and more.

Students will receive a specific timetable for their subject strand detailing the time and format of each session. We expect to finalise and circulate these by the end of May 2023.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the same platform used to deliver online learning during undergraduate study, making PASS a fantastic introduction to the digital facilities used by Newcastle University students. We will be hosting an induction session on Canvas during PASS induction week to assist you in navigating your way around the system.

Activities and sessions to expect

PASS is subject-specific, so the exact format of the event varies according to what you've applied to. PASS is designed to reflect undergraduate study. This means that you will take part in sessions and activities that are relevant to your degree.

Typical on-campus sessions may include:

  • Undergraduate lectures.
  • Group research and presentation delivery.
  • Practical projects.
  • Use of subject-specific facilities.
  • Three subject strands in 2022 included a field trip!

Typical online sessions may include:

  • Academic seminars hosted via Zoom.
  • Interactive tours of facilities.
  • Remote experiments delivered from University laboratories.
  • Collaborative design projects.

Example timetables from PASS 2022

Take a look at some example timetables from PASS 2022 to see what your week may look like at PASS 2023:

In addition to the academic sessions, the above shows the optional social activities that students took part in. Students at PASS 2022 also completed compulsory HE Skills and Careers online modules.