Talk to a peer coach

Peer Coaches are senior UOW students who have been trained to help you with:

  • Remote study tips
  • Navigating remote learning technologies
  • Looking after yourself when studying remotely
  • How to navigate Moodle
  • Approaching essay writing
  • Study techniques to tackle challenging content
  • How to manage a large study load
  • Understanding referencing
  • Studying effectively for exams
  • Locating academic resources

If you need help, don't hesitate to reach out to a Peer Coach.

Rebecca Heins

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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics 

"Read your subject outlines. They have so much information on assessments, recommended resources and readings to help you out." 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Monday, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Friday, 10 am - 12 pm

Sally Corrigan

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Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of International Studies, Major in International Relations 

“Make sure you make the most of what UOW has to offer when it comes to supporting your study. This may be joining a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) session, speaking with one of us online, attending a support seminar, studying with friends in the library or using the various online resources that UOW has available to assist you.”

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Monday, 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Wednesday, 10 am - 12 pm

Tanisha Prabhu

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Bachelor of Computer Science

"Being organized really helps! Plan out tasks and the work needed to finish assignments within deadlines early on so you can plan hangouts or other activities that help you relax around it without the stress."

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Monday, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Wednesday, 2 pm - 4 pm

Zac Arkley-Smith

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Bachelor of Science Education (Dean’s Scholar) Chemistry Major

“Staying on top of all your responsibilities--be it university, work or social life--can be a hard thing to do. Especially when there are a large proportion of us students are continuing their studies in an online setting. However, it’s still so important to take the time you need to enjoy yourself. Sometimes you have to prioritise and sometimes you need a day to yourself. It’s all about doing what works for you and taking the time to enjoy the world we live in.” 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Monday, 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Tuesday, 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Friday, 12 pm - 2 pm

Hayden Wulff


Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (French), Bachelor of International Studies (Global Sustainable Development)

“University, especially when its online, can be really difficult. If you can, get involved in the communities that form around our university and never be afraid to reach out and take advantage of the events and services offered here to support your personal and academic journey.” 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Tuesday, 10 am -12 pm
  • Thursday, 2 pm - 4 pm 

Nimesha De Silva


Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health

“Remember to take the time to identify and understand the study methods and techniques that are most effective in facilitating your own learning. Whether it’s using flash cards, Quizlet, or writing out your notes, knowing what works for you can really accelerate your learning journey.” 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Tuesday, 2 pm - 4 pm 

 Nadine Parker


Bachelor of Nursing

“Whether you are new to university, or have been doing it for years, utilizing the available resources that UOW has to offer, can make a world of difference to your academic journey. Don’t ever hesitate to ask questions or get involved. Enjoy every single experience you encounter and make the most of it!” 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Wednesday, 12 pm - 2 pm 

Taylor Sumelj

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Bachelor of Commerce (Dean’s Scholar) (Marketing)

"I always encourage my students to create a weekly timetable to clearly plan out what your tasks are for the week and when you will complete them by. Not only does having a deadline help motivate you to be more productive, but you can easily see when you have time for other activities such as hobbies. Be sure to include your work and sleep times too!" 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm

Sebastian Wilcock

Bachelor of Arts - Dean’s Scholar (Sociology)

“Learn to communicate effectively with your teachers, especially through email. It can be intimidating. However, they are one of your best assets when you are struggling.”  

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Wednesday, 4pm-6pm
  • Thursday, 4pm-6pm

Long Quang Le

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Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering & Digital System Security)

“Make the best of the content given to you. Study when you are well, take your time to understand the knowledge. Set goals for yourself any kind of goal and complete it. Positively reinforce yourself and improves yourself gradually with the course as you progress through it.” 

Availability on Live Chat

  • Friday, 2pm - 4pm

Amelia Wilson


Bachelor of Science (Environment)

“Reaching out for help can be really difficult. However, it is one of the best forms of self-care you can do, and it is always worth doing. Just because you’re at university doesn’t mean you’re on your own!” 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Friday, 4pm-6pm