Academic/Study skills

Learning Development

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

Learning Development has academic skills resources and the following support available to help you enhance your academic skills.


Study Skills | Maths and Statistics |
Academic Writing Skills | English Language |
Open Foundation | Course Specific |
Ourimbah Workshops & Drop Ins |
Research and Masters students

Individual Consultations

Book your Individual consultation with a Learning Adviser for study queries and help with assignments. Consultations are available as face-to-face appointments, by phone, or via Skype.


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.