Information for Students

Information for Students

Learning Development offers a range of free resources and teaching services to all enrolled students who wish to improve their academic performance. Explore the following links to our materials and program information.


Phone or visit Learning Development to make an appointment to discuss your academic work. Consultations are free and generally last for one hour. It is wise to book a week ahead, as demand for consultations can be very high. Staff will discuss your academic work with you and guide you towards effective learning and writing strategies. Please bear in mind that this is a teaching – NOT proofreading – service. Learning Development is located in Building 11 level 3 (take the lift opposite the UniShop). Phone 4221 3977.

Workshops & seminars  

There are several workshops offered each session. Classroom workshops are run at lunchtime, from 12.30 - 1.30, in Building 11, level 3.

Studying, Writing and Presenting at University is a program designed to develop various academic skills. 

For international students there is an additional program on English for Academic Purposes.

For postgraduate research students, LD also offers a series of Thesis Writing seminars


Resources for independent study or interaction online 

  • Handouts
    Explore the range of files on academic study matters, such as time management, note-taking, writing, avoiding plagiarism, preparing for exams etc. The documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) format, for you to browse through, download onto your computer or print out from this site. For guidance on avoiding plagiarism, please click here.
  • UniLearning
    This is a website with a wealth of information and interactive activities to help you think about, practice and develop your academic study and writing skills, such as note-taking, critical thinking, essay and report writing, punctuation and grammar.
  • Blog
  • Visit this site to browse  resources, reply to posts or ask questions anytime about developing your academic language and learning potential.
  • You can self enrol in the Statistical Modules

    The Statistical Literacy Introductory Program (SLIP) is an online program that has been designed to assist in developing statistical skills.

    Statistical literacy is an extremely important skill to develop because in everyday life you are constantly exposed to information from surveys and scientific experiments which are designed to tell you something about the society we live in. But, how do you know that these findings are accurate? How do you make sense of the information with which you are presented? Statistical literacy provides us with the skills to answer these questions.

    A publicly available version of the Statistical Literacy modules is available here.

    • Module 1 is Producing Data
    • Module 2 is Describing, Clarifying and Presenting Data and
    • Module 3 is Interpreting Data
  • Maths Resources
    Brush up on your basic mathematic skills with topics including arithmetic, algebra, logarithms, and volume of shapes. All resources have worked examples and there are exercises together with worked solutions for you to practise with.



Please feel free to email us comments on any of the resources and teaching services we offer.

Last reviewed: 3 March, 2014

Contact Details

Learning Development
Building 11 level 3
(take the lift opposite the UniShop)

Telephone: (61 2) 4221 3977