Workshops and short courses on study skills

Workshops and short courses can help you improve your learning and academic skills, including:

  • strategies for learning
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • researching and referencing
  • speaking and presentation skills
  • computer literacy
  • formatting of assignments.

Study Smarter Workshops

Study Smarter Workshops are our free one-hour workshops that help strengthen your assignment writing, reading, referencing, oral presentation, time-management and exam preparation skills. No bookings necessary. The Study Smarter Workshops run in weeks 1 – 4 of the semester and week 11.

You'll also receive a Participation Award for attending four or more workshops. 

Workplace Communication Skills

This 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 also have the opportunity to expand your network and make new friends.

Upcoming programs will take place on:

  • Thursday 6 June, 10am – 4.30pm, in BA307, Hawthorn campus
  • Thursday 1 August, 10am – 4.30pm, in BA802/803, Hawthorn campus
  • Thursday 7 November, 10am – 4.30pm, in AGSE107/108, Hawthorn campus

Effective Public Speaking Program

A free 10-hour program (4 x 2.5 hour workshops) which covers giving an oral presentation, leading a discussion and basic concepts of debating. Students who complete the full program will be presented with a Swinburne University of Technology and Rotary Club Participation Certificate.

Negotiation skills at uni and at work

This 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. This half day workshop runs on Friday 16 August, 9.30am – 12.30pm. 

Effective Editing Strategies

The Learning and Academic Skills Centre’s Effective Editing Strategies is a free, one-day program, aimed at providing students with effective skills in editing academic content, language, structure and layout.

There will be two programs conducted. One is aimed at Intermediate/upper-intermediate English language speakers, and another is aimed at Advanced level speakers. All sessions will be held in EW301, EW Building.

The Intermediate/upper-intermediate program will be held on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 10am – 3pm.

The Advanced level program will be held on Wednesday 18 September, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Financial Literacy Program

This is a free one-day program which covers financial calculations for study, work and life.

Grammar Review Online Program

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.

Strategies for Success

Strategies for Success is a series of special multi-day workshops offered as part of orientation each semester. These workshops help clarify what to expect at university and give you strategies to succeed while you're here.

Strategies for Success can help improve your results, boost your confidence and is a great way to meet new people. We tailor Strategies for Success for all faculty and UniLink students. This helps you get information that's most relevant to your course.

We offer two versions of Strategies for Success:

  1. A five-day program for all local and international faculty and UniLink students.
  2. A program for new international and UniLink students unable to attend the five-day program.

Semester 2 dates to be announced.

Physics Preparation Program

Our free, intensive 5-day program Physics Preparation Program is an opportunity for students, undertaking the Energy and Motion unit, to review the foundational knowledge of physics concepts essential for success in the unit.

If you have not undertaken a physics course before or would like a refresher on introductory physics concepts, we invite you to register for this program. Dates to be announced.

Cultural life in Australia seminar

The seminars focus on discussing different events in Australia, Australian cultural traditions and making new friends. Dates to be announced. 

Conversations with locals

A free English conversation class run by native English speakers from a local community group. At this workshop you will practise your conversational English with a native English speaker from a local community and learn about local life. Dates to be announced.