Academic/Study skills

Learning Development

Academic Skills, such as researching, independent study skills, writing, critical reading and problem solving/logical thinking are essential for university, which can be a new and challenging experience.

Learning Development offers workshops, individual consultations and e-consultations, covering Study Skills, Academic Writing Skills, Maths and Stats, and English Language.

Learning Resources:  These resources are designed to help you with study skills, assignments, writing, English language, maths, stats and exams.  Dive in and find what you need!


Workshops covering Study SkillsMaths and StatisticsAcademic Writing Skills and English Language are available (including workshops for Foundation students and Research and Masters students).  Some course specific workshops and drop-in sessions are also available.  Choose your campus below to see a list of available workshops.  You will be directed to Career Hub and required to login.

Register here: Callaghan |   Ourimbah |  Newcastle City

Click on the registration links above to find the workshop schedules under the description heading.

Individual Consultations

Book your individual appointment with a learning Adviser for study queries and help with assignments. Consultations are available as face-to-face appointments, by phone (from Callaghan), or via Skype.  Choose your campus from the topics below to see a list of available appointments.

Specialised maths and stats Learning Advisers provide support (individual or small group consultations, workshops and drop-ins) and resources for a range of courses, including mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, medicine and economics, via your course Blackboard site.


eConsultations allow you submit an electronic draft of your work to a Learning Adviser.  They will review and provide you with feedback via your student email - within two working days.

Book an eConsult appointment to secure a place in the queue for review.  Include your specific query in the comments field (mandatory) and attach your draft, along with the assignment instructions and marking criteria. Note: eConsult is not a proof reading or editing service.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Get help from fellow students who have succeeded in your course with our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS).

e-Learning Courses

e-Learning courses have been designed for UON students in collaboration with UK based company EPIGEUM and are the first programs of their kind that are designed to support your transition into and throughout your University degree.  The below e-Learning courses are free for UON students and provide you with a certificate of completion for your personal portfolio.