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Learning Development

Free assistance for your study

For academic support, go to the Learning Co-Op website, providing access to dedicated Learning Developers through a range of activities including: immediate support through regular drop in sessions; individual consultations booked on request through the Academic Consultations page; and study support seminars as advertised each session. 

Seminars

Learning Development offers the Successful Transitions program which helps students develop their literacies. These seminars include learning how to read academic articles; learning which referencing system your discipline requires and how to avoid plagiarism by referencing correctly; learning how to structure essays and reports, with a focus on writing coherent and cohesive paragraphs; learning how to complete a confident oral presentation that showcases your knowledge and promotes discussion; and finally, learning how to prepare for exams.

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

UniLearning: University writing and study skills website

Learning Development has developed an interactive website which contains information on the types of writing and study skills you require at University. The site is extremely comprehensive, providing a wide range of information and interactive activities to help you practise and develop your academic skills. These activities are assessed immediately and feedback is provided to help direct your learning. This site can function as a point of reference to find information on specific academic skills, or you may wish to use it as a tutorial and work your way gradually through all the resources.

The topics covered on the website include:

  • effective writing at a university level
  • academic writing
  • essay writing
  • report writing
  • note-taking
  • critical thinking
  • punctuation and grammar for writing sentences

Access to the UniLearning website is free and unrestricted.

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. Students or staff can request that Learning Development provide such programs within their faculties or subjects.

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