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Student Readiness Survey

Since Semester 1 2014, the University has run a survey with commencing students to determine how ready they feel for study and what assistance they feel they need to support them in their studies. Over the five semesters the survey has been conducted, students regularly report that they need assistance with:

  • essay/assignment writing;
  • referencing; and
  • time management.

A majority of students also regularly report that the cost of textbooks will cause financial strain and many underestimate how much time they will need to spend on independent study within their degree.

As a result of this survey, study skills assistance has been developed to support students' stated needs and students are making use of these services, particularly the Online Study Help site available through UCLearn (Canvas).