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
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
- time management and study techniques
- exam preparation
Semester 1 2015 daily drop-in study help timetable (week 2 - 7, 9 - 15)
|9:30 - 12:30 pm|
|9:30 -12:30 pm|
|1:30 - 3:30 pm|
|1:30 - 3:30 pm|
|1:30 - 4:30 pm|
|5:30 - 7 pm|
Semester 1 Week 8 drop-in study help sessions:
In week 8 of semester 1 2015, drop-in study help sessions will be held in 8A10 (Library Training Room 1) from 1:30 -3:30 pm Tuesday 7th April and 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Wednesday 8th April.
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.
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.
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.
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 Study Skills either by email or by phone (02) 6201 2205.