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Learning services

Take advantage of workshops, tuition and online resources to strengthen your study strategies and build your knowledge and confidence in class.

To meet the academic standards of your course, you’ll need skills including:

  • effective note taking and research
  • critical thinking and analysis
  • academic writing and communication.

You can access workshops and resources at the University and online to help develop these academic capabilities.

Learning Centre

The Learning Centre runs workshops open to students across all faculties, schools and disciplines. Workshops cover a wide range of academic areas including academic reading, writing analytically and critically, thesis writing and more. These workshops are for undergraduate, postgraduate, honours and research students.

Check the workshop timetable and descriptions to find the ones best suited to you and enrol online.

The centre also provides online and interactive resources, including English speech practice lessons.

Use the workshops and online resources first, but if you need more advice you can book a one-to-one consultation. Please note these consultations are limited. Centre staff will work with you on a submitted assignment but will not provide proofreading.

Contact details:

Learning Centre (Camperdown Campus)

Room 722, Level 7
Education Building
Camperdown Campus

+61 2 9351 3853
learning.centre@sydney.edu.au
sydney.edu.au/learning-centre

Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Learning Centre (Cumberland Campus)

Ground Floor, Building A
Cumberland Campus,
Lidcombe

+61 2 9351 9319
marie.mcinness@sydney.edu.au

Open by appointment

Mathematics Learning Centre

The Mathematics Learning Centre runs workshops, supplementary tutorials and one-to-one assistance for undergraduate students undertaking, or about to undertake, first level units of mathematics or statistics.

You may find the centre helpful if you:

  • don’t have the assumed knowledge for a mathematics or statistics unit
  • haven’t studied mathematics for several years
  • are not familiar with mathematical terms in English
  • need a refresher or catch up.

The centre also runs bridging courses in February each year and provides many online resources.

Find out more about the Mathematics Learning Centre.

Contact details

Room 177, Level 1
Carslaw Building
Camperdown Campus

+61 2 9351 4061
+61 2 9351 3412 (for people with a hearing impairment)
mlc.enquiries@sydney.edu.au
sydney.edu.au/mlc

Check the opening hours

Cadigal Academic Enrichment Workshop Program

Commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can attend a two-week workshop at the start of semester. You’ll develop critical learning skills in time management, essay writing, research and analysis.

Cadigal Alternative Entry program entrants are automatically pre-enrolled in this workshop program. If you’re not a Cadigal student but would still like to get involved, email the Mana Yura Student Support team at support.cadigal@sydney.edu.au or contact Yooroang Garang (Health Sciences students).

The next Cadigal Academic Enrichment Workshop Program runs from 13 to 24 February 2017.

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, you can receive individual or group tuition through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS).

Find out about the ITAS program, eligibility and how to apply.

Faculty and school programs

Faculties and schools run various programs to help students connect and share resources.

Business Education delivers units of study and support programs for students in the Business School, such as peer-assisted study sessions (PASS) for challenging core subjects in Business and Law, and Maths in Business.

The Writing Hub, run by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, offers online resources, writing mentoring and units of study to students from all disciplines which can be used as credit. Drop-in sessions are also available to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and any student enrolled in a Writing Hub undergraduate unit of study.

Library

The University of Sydney library runs classes, tours and online training to assist you with your studies.

Through the library, you can develop many study skills, including:

  • how to research (both generally and specific to your discipline)
  • planning your assignment
  • academic writing
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • researching and writing a thesis.

Centre for English Teaching

If you have a language background other than English and want to improve your English skills, the Centre for English Teaching offers courses and resources.

Online resources

For information on academic skills, such as writing, reading and notetaking and presentations, refer to our Study skills pages.

On the Learning Centre website, you will find resources to help you develop specific academic capabilities.

Another online support tool is your Learning Management System, also called Blackboard, particularly the student discussion forum.

Additional support

Our other student services, such as Counselling and Psychological Servicesfinancial supportMultifaith ChaplaincyStudent Accommodation ServicesDisability Services and the University Health Service, can help you manage any other aspects of your life that may impact upon your studies.

Seek assistance as soon as you become aware of any difficulties or the need for additional support.

Student Centre

Address
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Last updated: 11 August 2017

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