What services do Study Skills provide?

Study Skills can help you with your studies, providing a range of face-to-face and online study help programs. These programs include workshops, interactive study modules, unit and subject-specific help programs, and more.

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in sessions are available Monday – Friday from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Short Loans area (Level B) of the Library (Buidling 8). Study Skills Learning Advisors will be available to help you with:

  • understanding your assessment task requirements
  • professional and academic writing skills
  • finding journal articles and other information resources
  • referencing
  • time management and study techniques
  • exam preparation.

Drop-in sessions allow you to work on any kind of assessment items and get help when you need it. Multiple Learning Advisors will be available each session.

ASK Advisors

ASK Advisors are UC students who have been trained to assist you with a wide range of issues, from helping you understand your assessment tasks through to understanding Moodle and Mahara. The ASK Advisors are available to help you with any problem you may have.

Students can get assistance from the ASK Advisors for a 20 minute one-on-one session. You can find the ASK Advisors at the Advisor Desk located on Level B of the Library.

The ASK Advisors are on duty during the following times*:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Please note that the ASK Advisors service operates between February and November.

Peer-Assisted Learning Session (PALS)

Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions are designed to support large cohort first year units that are led by students who have previously successfully completed the unit. PALS leaders share their effective learning strategies and also provide structured group activities specific for the unit.

PALS run in the Building 6 Student Resource Centre (SRC). You can find the PALS timetable on the Study Help UCLearn site.

Online Resources

The Study Help UCLearn site is available for all UC and UCC students 24/7. The UCLearn site contains a range of interactive modules to help you with assignment writing, referencing, finding resources, time management, exam preparation and much more.

The Study Help site also provides access to Smarthinking – an online writing and tutorial service. Smarthinking allows you to submit draft assignments and receive feedback for areas of improvement, as well as access to online tutors covering a wide range of subjects.


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