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Study Skills

About Us

Study Skills, part of the Study Skills and Careers unit in Student Engagement, provides a range of face-to-face and online study help programs for UC and UCC students. These programs include face-to-face and online workshops, interactive study modules, unit and subject-specific help programs, and more.

Study Skills Study Help drop-in sessions:

In Semester 1 2015, Study Skills runs daily drop-in study help sessions, where students can get help with:

  •  professional and academic writing skills
  • structuring assessment tasks
  • finding journal articles and other resources
  • referencing
  • time management and study techniques
  • exam preparation

Bring your assignments and other work, and stay for as little or as long as you like for each scheduled session.  Multiple staff are available to help you in each session.

Semester 1 2015 daily drop-in study help timetable week 2 - 7, 9 - 15

(starting Monday 23rd Feb, finishing Friday 29th May)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday


9:30 - 12:30 pm
Study Help
8A10
(Library TR1)
9:30 -12:30 pm
Study Help
8A10
(Library TR1)

1:30-4:30 pm
Study Help
8A10
(Library TR1) 
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Study Help
8A10
(Library TR1)
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Endnote Help
8A15
(LibraryTR4)

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Study Help
8A10
(Library TR1)

Note: The Tuesday evening session is not running during the exam weeks


The Rovers

The Rovers are UC students, trained to help other students with understanding assessment tasks, assignment structure, referencing, using Moodle and Mahara, using printers, connecting to wifi and more.  Students can see the Rovers for up to 20 minutes of one-to-one assistance from 10 am – 7 pm Monday  to Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm Friday, and 2 pm – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.  You can find the Rovers in the Library Commons (Building 8 Level B), as well as online and on the phone 5 pm - 7pm Tuesday to Thursday. See the Study Help moodle site for more information on how to access the online Rovers.

English Language support

In 2015, Study Skills is running multiple programs to support students wishing to improve their English skills, including Speak for Success and the Intensive English course.

Unit-specific Help

In-lecture presentations and online resources

Study Skills staff are available to give in-lecture presentations in units across UC and UCC on topics including finding journal articles and other resources, structuring assignments, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.  Staff are also able to provide online resources on these topics for specific units upon request.  More information can be found here.

PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions)

PALS (peer-assisted learning sessions) are designed to support large-cohort first -year units, and are led by students who have successfully completed the units themselves, and who can provide insights into effective learning strategies for the unit.  The PALS programs also provide students with an opportunity to form study groups in an informal setting.  

All PALS run in the Building 6 Student Resource Centre.  The semester 1 2015 PALS timetable is available here (pdf).

Study Skills interactive study modules

The Study Help moodle site, www.canberra.edu.au/studyhelp, contains a number of interactive online modules, available for students to access 24/7. These modules allow you to develop skills and check your understanding of topics including structuring assignments, referencing, reading for understanding, maths and stats, time management, exam preparation, wellbeing and more.

Smarthinking is a free service that UC students can use to get help with assignment structure as well as discipline-specific tutoring. You can access Smarthinking through the Student Tools menu in Moodle.

Study Skills learning resources

The Student Learning Resources Moodle site contains a number of online resources on topics including time management, writing, assignment structure and much more. Students can self-enrol in this site via Student Learning Resources.

Study Skills orientation

Study Skills Orientation at UC can be done at any time. For more information see the Study Skills Orientation.

Contact Us

Contact Study Skills either by email or by phone (02) 6201 2205.

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