Workshops, consultations and advisors

Academic Learning Support

Academic Learning Support

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Academic Learning Support offer interactive workshops covering:

  • Academic English including speaking, grammar and writing
  • Academic Writing Skills including report writing and essay structures
  • Maths and Stats help (MASH) sessions
  • Course-specific, e.g. Health subjects
  • Wollotuka Student Masterclasses

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Individual Appointments

If you can't make a workshop or want some one-on-one support with your studies and assignments, appointments are available over Zoom, Collaborate or by phone with our Learning Advisors who each have specific areas of expertise.

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After booking your appointment, you will be notified if it will be over Zoom, Collaborate or over the phone:

  • Zoom - click on the link your Learning Advisor sends you as confirmation of your appointment
  • Collaborate - please go to the Academic Learning Support Blackboard Collaborate Room and join the session set up by your Learning Advisor. For help with Collaborate, visit the HELP For Students tab on Blackboard.

Additional online services and resources, such as eConsult and downloadable learning resources are also available.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) provide a platform for you to compare notes, discuss difficult concepts and review weekly material with other students.

Library Classes and Workshops

The library also offers classes and workshops.

Peer Writing Mentors

Peer Writing Mentors are students who provide advice on developing your writing skills.  Writing mentors can found in SRG07 and the Huxley Library, Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm from Week 3 to 13 each semester.

Uni Prep Bridging and Refresher courses

The Uni Prep courses are designed to support you in your future and current studies regardless of your previous level of education. Courses are free for all current students at the University of Newcastle.


Student Progress Advisor

Your Student Progress Advisor provide support and enrolment advice throughout your studies. If you want advice on your enrolment you can email Student Progress Advice. If you want to improve your results and find out about the services the University offers you can make an appointment with your Student Progress Advisor.

Academic Program Advisor

Your Academic Program Advisor has detailed knowledge about requirements of your program. If you need a program variation, advice on credit, study abroad and exchange or are an international student needing to have a confirmation of enrolment processed (COE) or require advice on your responsibilities you can contact your Academic Program Advisor.

Program Convenor

Your Program Convenor is an academic staff member with overall responsibility for the management and quality of your program. If you need advice on academic matters including career advice and course recommendations to suit your interests and study plans you can contact your Program Convenor.

Course Coordinator

Your Course Coordinator is the academic staff member responsible for organising one or more individual courses (subjects). If you need advice on your course content, adverse circumstances and grades you can contact your Course Coordinator.

Research Workshops

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