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Talk to a peer coach

Peer Coaches are senior, UOW students, who have been trained to assist 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

Chat with a Peer Coach through Live Chat by clicking on the widget available throughout the Learning Co-Op website on the right hand side of the page.

Connect with a Peer Coach via Zoom.

Study tips from your Peer Coaches

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Mahime Watanabe

Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean’s Scholar) 

"Looking after your wellbeing is crucial! I always ensure that I am eating and sleeping well so my mind and body are both ready to focus on my studies. "

I'm on Live Chat Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm.

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Gayani Gunasekera

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." 

I'm on Live Chat Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm.


Milo Ngo

Milo Ngo

Master of Professional Accounting

"Learning and seeking helps from your friends are as helpful as learning from teachers and books. Learning groups facilitate deeper discussions which lead to better understandings."

I'm on Live Chat Monday 10 am - 12 pm.

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Rebecca Heins

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

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

I'm on Live Chat Thursday 10 am - 12 pm.

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Sally Corrigan

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of International Studies

"Stay consistent with your study, allocating a few hours each week for every subject. Also make sure that when you get given big assignments that you do your best to start them straight away. This will hopefully relieve some last minute submission stress!" 

I'm on Live Chat Monday 4 pm - 6 pm and Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm.

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Tanisha Prabhu

Bachelor of Computer Science (Game and Mobile Development)

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

I'm on Live Chat Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm and Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm.

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Zac Arkley-Smith

Bachelor of Science Education (Dean's Scholar)

"Plan ahead in your subjects, do the best you possibly can, but always remember to put the book down/laptop away for a few hours a day and do whatever you need to do to relax (sit outside, walk, garden, music etc). Your mental health is more important than a mark."

I'm on Live Chat Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm.

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Julia Millburn

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)(Civil)

"At the start of the semester, go through all your subject outlines and write down the due dates of all your assignments and exams. This helps to be aware of whats coming up and be able to plan your time effectively." 

I'm on Live Chat Monday 2 pm - 4 pm.

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Shaani Jag

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

"Before the semester starts, set up a well organised study schedule that allocates enough revison time to each subject. That way you always know what you need to work on for the week and don't end up falling behind on different subjects."

I'm on Live Chat Monday 12 pm - 2 pm and Friday 2 pm - 4 pm.

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Declan Moylan

Bachelor of Conservation Biology (Honours) (Dean's Scholar)

"In the past I have really benefited from Peer Assisted Study Sessions! These study sessions are now called Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) and they can really help you to understand the course content and make friends in your degree."

I'm on Live Chat Friday 4 pm - 6 pm.

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Taylor Sumelj

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

"I've always encouraged my students to create a weekly timetable to clearly plan out what your tasks are for the week and when you will get them done. 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 socialising and hobbies. Be sure to include your work and sleep times too!"

I'm on Live Chat Friday 12 pm - 2 pm.

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Michael Pejoski

Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy & Human Resource Management

"When starting an assignment it is helpful to create a word doc to breakdown the requirements for an assessment. This can be used as checklist to help you navigate through the assignment where you can create easy targets to the assessment. As well as deconstruct the assignment question and fill in suggestions and ideas to help you complete the task. Best to be done when the assignment is first introduced by the lecturer or tutor."

I'm on Live Chat Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm.

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Safiye Caferoglu

Master of Business Double Major (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."

I'm on Live Chat Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm.

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Long Quang Le

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."

I'm on Live Chat Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm.

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Monishitha (Moni) Chowdhury

Bachelor of Nursing 

"Self-care is a major contributer to our ability to learn. It's important to withdraw and take a step back to gain clarity every once and a while. Remember to nurture and tend to your own needs in order to be the best version of yourself in everything you do!!!"

I'm on Live Chat Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm.