Learning Development

Helping all students improve their academic language & learning

Learning Development offers free resources, seminars and consultations to enrolled students seeking to improve their academic performance. These are all now available online using Zoom, Webex or Moodle.

Who are we?

Dr Leonie Watson is the Learning Development Academic for UOW Liverpool campus. You can contact her here: lwatson@uow.edu.au

Individual Consultations

Learning Development offers individual support for assignment and study needs, including:

  • Understanding your assessment task
  • Effective reading
  • Evaluating sources
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Academic writing
  • Analysis and argument
  • Interpreting feedback.

To make an appointment, contact Leonie or the Student Hub to find out how.


Learning Development offers academic skills workshops online which include:

  • Reading for Assignments
  • Academic Writing
  • Maths Support
  • Exam Preparation

All workshops are completely free.

Maths and Stats help

Our specialist Maths and Statistics Lecturer, Dr David Hartley, offers individual and group maths consultations to students in all faculties, including help to understand concepts and work through exercises.

For more information, phone 42213977 or email hartleyd@uow.edu.au

Faculty Programs

Learning Development also runs programs on academic skills within Faculties. Most programs are offered within first year subjects and are tailored to meet the needs of students within particular disciplines. Staff can request that Learning Development provide such programs within their faculties or subjects.


Learning Development provides a range of printable writing and study skills resources to help you improve your academic performance at University. These resources are free and include information on

  • time management
  • study techniques
  • academic writing
  • essay writing
  • report writing
  • note-taking
  • critical thinking
  • mathematics skills  

Learning Co-Op website

The Learning Co-Op is a hub of information including a range of resources about getting organised, study skills and the types of academic writing and referencing required at University. You can also access academic support when Leonie isn’t available. Access the Learning Co-Op.