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Format

PASS 2022 will run Monday 4th July - Friday 8th July as a blended delivery model, with a mixture of on-campus and online learning.

Two days on-campus & three days online

We are pleased to announce that we are bringing back the on-campus element of the PARTNERS Academic Summer School this year.

PASS 2022 will run as a blended format made up of both on-campus and remote learning. Students will spend two days of PASS on our University campus with in-person teaching. The remaining three days of the summer school will run online via Canvas - the University's virtual learning environment.

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 2022. 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 2022.

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.

Typical online sessions may include:

  • Academic seminars hosted via Zoom.
  • Interactive tours of facilities.
  • Remote experiments delivered from University laboratories.
  • Collaborative design projects.
  • Two subject strands in 2021 even involved at-home experiments that were delivered to students' home addresses!

Example timetables from PASS 2021

Take a look at some example timetables from PASS 2021 to see what your week may look like at PASS 2022:

In addition to the above academic sessions, students also took part in optional social activities and extracurricular content:

In addition to the content within the above timetables, students at PASS 2021 completed extensive HE Skills and Careers online modules.