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Student Support Programs

The Student Services Department offers a variety of support programs for students looking to further develop their academic competencies.

Academic Skills Workshops

Academic Skills Workshops are offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of topics. These workshops provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to enhance the academic skills that will be required throughout their studies and for postgraduates to refresh their skills if returning to study after a long break from academia.

Topics covered in the workshops include:

  • Academic Writing: Essays & Reports
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Exam Preparation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Using TurnItIn
  • Academic Research
  • Listening & Note-taking Skills
  • Memory Strategies.

Academic Writing Centre

The Academic Writing Centre is now available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, providing a range of tips to assist the students in their assignments.

The purpose of this centre is to assist students in understanding the differences between spoken and written language, and the importance of these differences for academic writing. It can also help you to understand formal academic style and to learn how opinions and evaluations are expressed in academic writing.

 The service is available on a one-to-one basis or for groups of students (maximum of 4), according to student preferences.

Peer Tutoring Program

Peer Tutoring offers academic support for students through small group sessions or one-on-one tutoring, led by trained peer tutors. This assistance allows students to develop a deeper understanding of course concepts with the support of tutors who clarify difficult course material, review homework assignments and provide motivation as role models.

Tutoring is offered in all subjects at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels throughout the regular semester, depending upon the availability of the Peer Tutors. During examination periods (mid-terms & finals), tutor availability may be limited. All tutoring sessions take place at the UOWD campus and students using the Peer Tutoring program are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct.

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