Academic Skills Workshops

The Learning Centre offers a range of free workshops and online resources to help students develop academic skills including writing essays, oral presentations, referencing, research and reports. The workshops are designed for all student groups including postgraduate students and English to Speakers of other Languages (ESL) students. Some are long-term multi-event workshops and some are one-off. To review and book courses and workshops, visit the booking page.

Online Academic Writing Workshops

A UNSW online workshop series on key academic writing skills including paraphrasing and summarising skills is available to UNSW students via Moodle. Feedback on writing tasks completed as part of the workshop is also available to students. The workshops can also be done at the students’ own pace over the course of a semester. Students can request access via the Online Academic Writing Workshop page.

Individual Consultations for Academic Skills Support

Academic support on an individual basis is also available to UNSW students via the Learning Centre. To take advantage of this service, students can make an online booking via the Learning Centre’s consultation booking system.

Online Academic Skills Resources

An extensive library of online academic skills resources for UNSW students is available via the Learning Centre. See below:

Individual Consultations for Academic Skills Support

If UNSW students would like to discuss academic writing or up-skill academically they can make an appointment with a Peer Writing Assistant for an individual consultation which can be booked via the UNSW Learning Centre’s consultation booking system. If students require more intensive learning, then the Academic Skills Plus General Education course would be be ideal.

WRiSE (Write Reports in Science or Engineering)

WRiSE is an online learning environment for students needing help in writing reports for Science and Engineering courses that provides students with specialised assistance.

Smart Sparrow Clinical Student Placement Guide

The Faculty of Medicine have produced an excellent module for staff aimed at assisting students who are having difficulties in their clinical placements. It offers a wealth of sound, practical advice which can be applied across a number of learning and teaching settings.