Want to boost your university marks? Improve your learning and academic study skills and gain better results through our Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) Centre.
Study skills workshops and short courses
Enrol in one of our free workshops and short courses to improve your learning and academic skills required for studying at uni as well as in the workplace. Workshops and short courses include:
- Workplace communication skills
- Lantite preparation workshops
- Grammar review online program
- Study Smarter workshops
- Negotiation skills at uni and at work
- Effective editing strategies
- Physics preparation program
- Strategies for Success
- Effective public speaking program
- Cultural life in Australia seminar
This free, one-day program will give you practical skills that enable you to effectively communicate and interact with your colleagues, management and external clients.
You'll could also expand your network and make new friends.
Upcoming programs will take place on:
- 2 June Room AGSE 109, Hawthorn campus
- 30 July Room AGSE 109, Hawthorn campus
- 17 September AGSE 108, Hawthorn campus
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning and Academic Skills Centre’s Grammar Review Online Program is a free, online program that provides grammar review activities for intermediate to upper-intermediate students from a non-English speaking background.
This program focuses on four areas; verbs, determiners, prepositions and sentences. This is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their grammar and enhance their general and academic English oral and written skills.
Enrolments for this program are accepted all year.
Study Smarter Workshops
From the 23rd March, Study smarter’ workshops will be accessed via Zoom. A LAS Advisor will send the workshop link to students who attended previous sessions. If you have not attended previously, but wish to join, email at least 24 hours in advance: email@example.com stating your name, student ID and the day/time of the workshop you wish to participate in. You will be sent the Zoom link for workshop.
You'll also receive a Participation Award for attending four or more workshops.
Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies
The Learning and Academic Skills Centre’s Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies program is a free, one-day program, aimed at providing students with effective skills in editing academic assignments (content, structure and layout). It is also focuses on/aims to equip students them with effective proofreading strategies (grammar, vocabulary and punctuation) for more professionally written work.
There will be two programs conducted. One for intermediate/upper-intermediate English language speakers and the other for advanced speakers.
Intermediate/upper-intermediate program: Tuesday 15 September, 10.30am – 3.30pm, BA307 (BYO lunch)
Advanced level program: Wednesday 16 September, 10.30am – 3.30pm, BA307 (BYO lunch)
Strategies for Success is a series of special multi-day workshops offered as part of orientation each semester. These workshops cover transitioning to University, what to expect at university, strategies that will help you to succeed in your academic studies and the support services available. Strategies for Success can help improve your results, boost your confidence and is a great way to meet new people.
Local student program (free intensive 3-day short course ): dates coming soon
International student program (free intensive 1-day short cours): dates coming soon
This half day workshop looks at what negotiation is, what skilled negotiators do, negotiation styles, how negotiation practices differ from country to country, and each students’ experience with negotiation.
Students will practise negotiation and give/receive feedback.
For more information contact: Antje Herrmann, a LAS Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chat and learn with LAS
Share your experiences, make friends and stay connected with other students and the university. Also, learn some useful study tips including how to study online. A free one hour a week, four-week online program.
Join in online and you can:
- chat about current issues
- chat and converse in English
- connect with other students
- learn study tips, including how to study online
- share your experiences.
Each session includes free-flowing conversation on current matters and a dedicated time slot for teaching students how to study online, tips on time management, accessing CANVAS, and help with approaching assignments.
To register: swi.nu/chatandlearn
How it works: The program runs 12.30pm – 1.30pm on the same week day for four consecutive weeks. Dates for May are as follows:
Mondays: 4, 11, 18, 25
Tuesdays: 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays: 6,13, 20, 27
Thursdays: 7, 14, 21, 28
Fridays: 8, 15, 22, 29
Develop your English language skills (service currently suspended)
If you’re an international student or a student from a non-English speaking background, we can help you with the following workshops and short courses: