Want to join a study group during the lockdown?

Face-to-face study groups are temporarily suspended due to the current lockdown extension. Please join one of our online study groups instead.

Study groups

Boost your academic performance by joining a study group of students studying the same unit and course or within the same school as you. Study groups help deepen understanding of key concepts, with peers working together to make sense of difficult problems and collaborate in completing tasks. Regular study group attendees often achieve better results.

Study groups are also a great way to make friends and practice useful study skills in an informal learning space — and they are completely free.

You’ll set yourself up for a successful first-year journey at Swinburne as our study groups are all in core first-year undergraduate units. Our study groups take place on a weekly basis from Week 3 until Week 12 of the semester and do not run during mid-semester break.

Students in the relevant unit of study can access the link to their study group from their unit's Canvas course. Study groups can also be self-organised or run by your school. 


Most study groups are facilitated by Study Group Leaders – they are current Swinburne undergraduate students who have previously completed the unit and achieved academic excellence. The role of a Study Group Leader is to provide study support. For those interested, attending a study group can create a pathway to becoming a Study Group Leader.


Student-Powered Study Groups are additional online study groups organised by students in the units supported by the Study Groups Program which provides resources to support students to initiate and run their sessions.

More information

If you need help or more information, contact Anne Lyon (Study Groups Coordinator) or Calvin Li Wan Po (Program Evaluation Assistant) via the Study Groups Program, Student Partnerships at studentpartnerships@swin.edu.au.

Find a study group

The easiest way to find a study group is to see which ones are already scheduled in your school.

  • ACC10007 - Financial Information for Decision Making
  • BUS10012 - Innovative Business Practice
  • ECO10004 - Economic Principles
  • INF10003 - Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • MGT10001 - Introduction to Management
  • MKT10007 - Fundamentals of Marketing (Student-Powered Study Group)

Note: Go to the unit of study Canvas course to find out when your preferred study group is scheduled to meet. 

  • BIO10004 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • PSY10007 - Brain and Behaviour
  • STA10003 - Foundations of Statistics

Note: Go to the unit of study Canvas course to find out when your preferred study group is scheduled to meet. 

  • MTH10012 - Calculus and Applications
  • PHY10004 - Electronics and Electromagnetism
  • TNE10006 - Networks and Switching

Note: Go to the unit of study Canvas course to find out when your preferred study group is scheduled to meet. 

  • ENG10003 - Mechanics of Structures

Note: Go to the unit of study Canvas course to find out when your preferred study group is scheduled to meet. 

Student Learning Assistants (SLAs)

If you visit the Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) drop-in centre for academic support, you have the option of working with a Student Learning Assistant (SLA) if you wish. 

The LAS trains SLAs to provide you with high-quality academic skills development. It's a good option if you would prefer to work with a fellow student rather than a senior learning adviser. 

Note: The Student Learning Assistant program is currently not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Want to become a Student Learning Assistant?

Student Learning Assistants provide an important service to other students at Swinburne. As an SLA you’ll gain the opportunity to develop your own skills that will help you stand out to future employers. 

Note: The Student Learning Assistants program is currently not running due to COVID-19 restrictions. Registrations for 2021 will open later this year.

Learn how
Can't attend a study group?

Why not form your own study group with your friends and classmates? Simply agree on a time and book an available study space.

Note: Study spaces are currently not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Book a study space

Want to speak with a student mentor?

There’s a lot to adjust to when you start university. Like the majority of other students, it’s probably your first time away from home, your friends and your support network. It can all seem overwhelming and daunting at first, but our student mentoring services will help you settle into life at Swinburne.

Find a student mentor