Academic consultations

Consultations (in-person or online) with UOW academics are available for individual students or small groups of students to book (up to 50 minutes) or access through drop-in sessions. They are available to support your Assessment, Research and Study Skills, English Language Development, Maths and Stats, and Library Skills.

At most one (depending on availability) consultation of each type can be booked per week. Repeated no shows can result in further bookings being rejected.

Use the Consultation Types menu or scroll to the relevant consultation type for direct bookings (where available) and further information, or use the Request a consultation form to get in touch.

Assessment, Research and Study Skills Consultations

The Assessment and Study Skills consultations can help you with:

  • Interpreting complex assignment questions
  • Developing a research and writing plan
  • Writing effective assignments
  • Analysing and producing disciplinary language
  • Selecting and using appropriate referencing styles

Select your campus below for bookings or booking information, or select the Online Drop-in Service for its details and links. Please note that consultations cannot be used for proof reading or editing assignments.

Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students can book a consultation directly here:

Book an assessment writing consult

or through using the Request a Consultation form (if no times appear above, please use this form) or contact us through email, learning-development@uow.edu.au (please include your student number and campus in the email).

Higher Degree Research Students and Masters by Research students should use the Request a Consultation form or contact us directly at learning-development@uow.edu.au.

Students who have been referred to Learning Development should book through the information in the email they received or by contacting learning-development@uow.edu.au and mentioning the referral.

Students can use the Request a Consultation form to be put in touch with the relevant staff or find the direct bookings/contact information below.

Or contact learning-development@uow.edu.au for more information (please include your student number and campus in the email).

Book via the Sydney Business School Student Handbook Moodle site, see the information block on the right-hand side of the page.

Short consultations (up to 25 minutes) are available with a UOW Learning Development academic via our online drop-in sessions. Use this for immediate support on assignment writing, understanding your assessment task, study skills, referencing, and critical thinking. If necessary, you may be encouraged to book an extended consultation.

This service has finished for the sesion and will return in 2023.

 

English Language Consultations

The English Language consultations can help you with:

  • Feedback on your English language expression in assignments
  • Developing strategies for improving your comprehension of course material
  • Developing language learning strategies to improve your proficiency in English

Directly book a consultation:

Book English language consultations

or through using the Request a Consultation form (if no times appear above, please use this form) or contact us through email, learning-development@uow.edu.au (please include your student number and campus in the email).

Maths and Stats Consultations

The Maths and Stats consultations can help you with:

  • Revising topics or studying new ones
  • Working through exercise sheets
  • Problem solving and revision skills
  • Understanding assessment feedback

Select the relevant study mode below for information on bookings or the drop-in session.

Use the Request a Consultation form to be put in touch with our staff (Maths: Dr David Hartley, Stats: Vicki Kendrick)

Students can use the Request a Consultation form to be put in touch with the relevant staff or find the direct contact information below.

  • Shoalhaven: Speak to campus reception in-person or by phone (02) 4448 0888, visit the Shoalhaven Campus Information Moodle site (Sheridan Reilly)
  • Batemans Bay: Speak to campus reception in-person or by phone (02) 4472 2125 (Wendy Law)
  • Bega: Speak to campus reception in-person or by phone (02) 6494 7035 (Alison Sandwith)

 

Use the Request a Consultation form to be put in touch with our staff (Dr David Hartley)

A weekly drop-in session for students in education degrees with mathematics in their course is also available. Bring questions or ask for a revision of a topic. If necessary, you may be encouraged to book an extended consultation.

  • The Education Maths Drop-in sessions have finished for the year

Library Consultations

If you are a Dean’s Scholar, Honours or postgraduate student, you can book a consultation with one of UOW’s librarians for help finding and managing information for your research.

Studiosity: 24/7 short question chats and draft feedback

Free for UOW students, Studiosity is a third-party service that can be used to receive fast (within 24 hours) feedback on your drafts or to submit a question and be connected to one of their relevant staff to chat in real-time (up to 20 minute sessions). Questions can be on writing, research, referencing, study skills, or foundational mathematics & science concepts. Access Studiosity through your subject Moodle site.

What happens next?

If you have contacted Learning Development or one of our staff directly via email, we will be in touch with our consultation availabilities.

If you have booked directly through one of the tools above, you should receive an email confirming your booking and providing information about the location.

Who we are

Our Learning Development lecturers are experienced academics from a variety of backgrounds. They can offer advice on writing, structuring your assignments, referencing, giving presentations, maths and stats, study methods, and understanding assignment questions. Watch the video to meet a couple of Learning Developers, and see how they can help you with your studies.

Hi. I'm Dr Leonie Watson. I'm part of a team of Learning Development academics here at UOW.

I work with students in any course who are looking for study skills advice or help with their assignments. I can offer advice on writing, structuring your assignments, referencing, giving presentations, and probably the most common problem of all is understanding the assignment question so that you can respond to it appropriately.

I have a lot of experience working with students from all faculties, from first year through to phd level. Learning developers don't mark your assignment, but can give you feedback, so you can feel comfortable talking to us and getting academic advice. Often a student has a lot of ideas but can't express what they want to say. If you're stuck we can help you.

And I'm Dr David Hartley. We have maths and stats support for students here too. I'm here to help you overcome any maths blocks you may have and understand what you need to do for your assignments.

Just go to the webpage for the Learning Co-Op and click on academic consultations to find us. We have drop-in sessions or extended consultations available. Throughout the session we also deliver some seminar series on academic skills, maths and stats, and others. Our Learning Development lecturers are available to help you.