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Academic Skills

Academic Skills

Academic Skills Centre Staff

The Academic Skills team provides resources and academic support and skills development one-on-one and in workshops, face-to-face and online.

You can make an appointment for a face-to-face session, or use the online tutoring service SmartThinking, available through your LearnOnline (Moodle) account 24/7.

Academic Skills services are based in Building 8, the UC Library building, and are part of the UC Teaching and Learning Centre.

***NEW! IT Drop-ins***

Phone: 6201 2205
E-mail: as@canberra.edu.au 

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.