Academic help

The Academic Skills & Learning Centre works with academic staff to develop students underlying academic skills. We do this by:

  • Workshops embedded in courses: when requested by lecturers, we can deliver sessions directly into courses or to selected cohorts (starting students, Honours, Phd). The sessions can target a specific assignment (essay, report or oral presentation) or cover general academic skills (exams, academic integrity, referencing, reflective writing).
  • Turnitin Practice site: students can submit their drafts through Turnitin before their final submission. This site also provides resources to help interpret the originality report, and on how to quote and paraphrase correctly.
  • Turnitin teaching resources: You can also import the resources from the Turnitin Practice site into your own wattle site.
  • Individual help to students through appointments or drop-ins: these one on one sessions allow students to get personalised advice on their academic writing or any other study related issue. Staff are encouraged to refer students to us who are struggling or need specific assistance with their academic skills.
  • Self-help resources: we have a large number of useful resources and handouts on referencing and academic integritywriting and assessment, and adjusting to university.
  • Orientation week (Oweek) Workshops: Run during Oweek, these sessions cover a wide range of topics. Recordings and resources from the O week workshops are available through the Orientation wattle site.

To request a session or find out more please contact us at