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.

Shaani Jag

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Double Major in Philosophy and English Literature 

"Before the semester starts it is always ideal to set up a well organised study schedule. A schedule will help you allocate enough time to revise each subject and add in other tasks such as work, seeing friends, extra-curricular activities etc. It will allow you to plan your weeks efficiently and complete the tasks you need to within a set timeframe."

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Tuesdays 12 pm - 12 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 

  • Tuesday 20 July 2021, 4 pm to 6 pm.

Gayani Gunasekera

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Doctor of Philosophy

"Put your hand up and ask for help. Knowing what you don't know and asking for help takes you a long way in the learning journey. Also don't forget to celebrate little wins and take time off when you feel like it." 

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Tuesdays, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Thursdays (starting 1 July 2021) 2 pm – 4 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 

  • Tuesdays (until 9 July 2021), 4 pm – 6 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 

  • Thursdays 12 pm - 2 pm

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 

  • Thursdays 4 pm - 6 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 


Safiye Caferoglu

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Master of International Business and Marketing 

"Ask for help when you needed is important whether from your peers or available services at university. Eat well, sleep well and do regular exercise. I believe that this also helps to tackle with stress and provide a better learning experience as well as keeps you motivated."

Availability on Live Chat 

  • Thursdays (until 24 June 2021), 2 pm - 4 pm.

Long Quang Le

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Availability on Live Chat