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Benefits from SI-PASS

A well-planned SI-PASS programme associated with a course can generate a wide range of benefits.

Benefits for the higher education institution

SI-PASS leads to an increased student throughput and fewer drop-outs from courses and programmes.

SI attendance vs course results
Example of SI attendance vs. course results (percentage of students with passing grade) from four subjects at Lund University

Benefits for participating students 

Participation in SI-PASS improves possibilities for obtaining better course results. Students learn how to learn and create a network of contacts among their fellow students. They improve their skills at problem-solving, teamwork and cooperation, and also learn critical thinking and how to make presentations to a group.

Benefits for SI Leaders

SI Leaders are perhaps the biggest winners. They become more secure in leading a group and discussions, better at public speaking and at meeting and inspiring students. Their self-confidence also increases and they obtain a considerably better understanding of the course content.

Quotes from previous SI Leaders:

I have become more secure about running group discussions. I have also become more confident in public speaking, but perhaps most of all I have learned a lot about education, and the best way of learning a subject.

I have become better at planning and holding meetings, for example group exercises in my own programme. I also believe that these skills will be useful in future, more formal meetings. I have become better at listening to what others say and not drawing hasty conclusions about what they mean. I have become better at communicating and have a much greater insight into how things I say can be perceived/interpreted in different ways.


Contact information

The European Centre for SI-PASS is at Lund University

SI-PASS [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se (SI-PASS[at]stu[dot]lu[dot]se)

+46 46 222 70 67

Visiting address
Sölvegatan 29 B, Lund, Sweden

Postal address
European Centre for SI-PASS, Lund University
Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden