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PASS 2024 will run in a blended format, with half of the week online and half of the week on Newcastle University's campus.

PASS 2024 Format

The PARTNERS Academic Summer School will run from Sunday 30 June to Friday 5 July 2024. If you are made a PARTNERS offer, you must keep the whole week free in order to fully take part and meet the terms of your reduced offer. 

2.5 days of PASS will be delivered via Newcastle University's virtual learning platform - Canvas. 

2.5 days of PASS will be delivered via in person teaching on campus.

Due to the growth in the programme, attendees will be split into two groups. The half of the week that you are online and the half of the week that you are on campus with us will depend on your subject strand. This will be confirmed once timetables are circulated to firm choice offer holders in May.

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. 

Activities and sessions to expect

PASS is subject specific, so the format of the event varies according to what you've applied to. 

The summer school is designed to reflect undergraduate study. This means you will take part in academic sessions 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
  • Field trips

Typical online sessions may include:

  • Academic seminars hosted via Zoom
  • Interactive tours of facilities
  • Collaborative design projects

PASS 2023 Timetable Examples

You can view some of last year's timetables below. The timetables were colour coordinated so all compulsory sessions were marked green, and optional sessions were marked purple.

Please note, these change each year and are not an indicator of which days you will be on campus/online.

• PASS 2023 - Archaeology & Classics

• PASS 2023 - Biological Sciences

• PASS 2023 - Medicine

• PASS 2023 - Spanish

• PASS 2023 - Mechanical Engineering

• PASS 2023 - Psychology

• PASS 2023 - Combined Honours

• PASS 2023 - Mechanical Engineering