Academic skills consultations

A team of staff and senior students that are committed to assisting you to reach your study goals.

Peer Learning Coaches
Learning Skills Advisors
Maths Skills Advisors

Where to find us

  • Wollongong campus – Academic Skills Centre, ground floor, UOW Library 
  • Liverpool campus – Student Success Hub, Level 1
  • Shoalhaven campus – Room LG23, Library building

You can also access academic skills advice and consultations at UOW Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Southern Highlands, Sutherland and Sydney CBD campuses.

Peer Learning Coaches are senior students who work collaboratively with you to achieve your study goals. Using their experience as a student, our Peer Learning Coaches are trained to support you with: 

  • Time management and organisational skills 
  • Study and assessment planning 
  • Adjusting to university life and study expectations 
  • Navigating university systems and physical spaces 
  • Motivation and positive study habits. 

Access via the Student Success Portal

Your Peer Learning Coach will work with you in your first coaching session to set goals and will follow up with you with ongoing coaching sessions to keep you on track. 
Peer Learning Coaching sessions can be held face-to-face or online. Coaching sessions can be conducted on an individual basis, or you are welcome to bring along some friends for a group coaching session. 

Our Learning Skills Advisors are committed to working with you to reach your study goals and are available to meet with you one-to-one, or in a small group session (if you want to bring some other students along!). Advisors can provide advice on: 

  • Understanding what is required in an assessment task 
  • Referencing 
  • Writing and structuring essays, reports and other assessments 
  • Critical reading and thinking 
  • Research skills 
  • Academic integrity 
  • English language and writing 

Consultations with a Learning Skills Advisor will typically run for about 45 minutes, and these sessions can be either face-to-face or online. 

Access via the Student Success Portal

HDR Academic support

Our HDR Academic Support Advisor can offer guidance and support on your graduate journey.

Individual consultations are available face-to-face or online. 

We understand that maths can sometimes be a bit daunting. You may not have studied maths at high school or perhaps you are stretching your maths knowledge and skills in higher level subjects at university. Our Maths Skills Advisors are committed to working with you to build your confidence and capabilities to study maths at university. 

Access via the Student Success Portal

Our team can provide support in: 

  • Foundational level maths, particularly for students studying Education, Engineering, Business, Nursing and similar degrees. 
  • Statistics support for students studying in degrees such as Business and Psychology. 
  • Higher level maths skills support. 

Consultations with a Maths Skills Advisor run for 45 minutes, and these sessions can be either face-to-face or online.