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Academic Skills

Academic Skills

The Academic Skills team provides resources and academic skills development for students.

In semester 2 2014, a range of programs are available, including:

Workshops for study skills, grammar and writing, and spoken language development are available .  More information regarding these workshops can be found via the workshop link below. 

One-on-one consultations for undergraduate and HDR students are available at selected times each week of semester, the next available bookings can be found via the Individual Consultation and Research Student Consultation links below.

The online 24/7 tutoring service SmartThinking is available through your LearnOnline (Moodle) account, and provides assistance with referencing, essay structure, and a range of discipline-specific tutorial help as well.

The Academic Skills services are based in Building 8, the UC Library building.


For Students

Online resources

There are Student Learning Resources available on Moodle. The resources are designed to support your studies at UC. You'll find information to help you with preparing a range of assignments, participating in lectures and tutorials, improving your time management and much, much more.

Workshops and study groups

We offer face-to-face help with researching, reading and writing for students at all levels at our workshops and study groups. We run courses and workshops covering:

  • study skills
  • grammar and writing
  • exam preparation
  • pronunciation workshop
  • research skills
  • thesis writing.

Individual assistance

Academic Skills has a range of resources to assist students at UC to develop their study skills:

Individual assistance is available by appointment or drop in every weekday.

Support for Higher Degree Research students

Academic Skills provides support to research students through thesis writing workshops, writing groups and individual consultations.

Peer Assisted Learning

Peer Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS) available for students in challenging units.

Peer Assisted Learning Sessions provide academic assistance through weekly workshops for all students enrolled in particularly difficult first year units. The peer leaders are students who have previously performed well in the unit, been selected and undergone PALS training. Leaders act as model students and facilitate student learning through involving students in group activities and discussions designed to integrate how to learn with what to learn as well as focusing on students' needs. Contact Academic Skills to find out if your unit has an associated PALS session.