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 collaborating to complete 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 – they are informal, fun, and 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. 

Study Group Leaders

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.

Find units with a facilitated study group and connect via your unit's Canvas shell.

Student-Powered Study Groups

Students can register their interest in joining a Student-Powered Study Group. These can be online or face-to-face. This might be useful if the time for your unit study group clashes with other classes or if you cannot attend a group on campus. The Study Groups Program can provide resources to support students to initiate and run their student-powered sessions.

Find units with a Student-Powered Study Group and register your interest from your unit's Canvas shell.

More information

If you need help or more information, contact Anne Lyon (Study Groups Coordinator) or Lauren Dobson (Events and Projects Assistant) via the Study Groups Program, Student Partnerships at studentpartnerships@swinburne.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.

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

Facilitated study groups
  • ACC10007 – Financial Information for Decision Making
  • BUS10012 – Innovative Business Practice
  • ECO10004 – Economic Principles

Units of study with facilitated study groups also offer Student-Powered Study Groups.

Student-Powered Study Groups
  • INF10003 – Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • MGT10001 – Introduction to Management
  • MKT10007 – Fundamentals of Marketing

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

Facilitated study groups
  • ENG10003 – Mechanics of Structures

Units of study with facilitated study groups also offer Student-Powered Study Groups.

Student-Powered Study Groups
  • ENG10002 – Engineering Materials

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

Facilitated study groups
  • BIO10004 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • PSY10007 – Brain and Behaviour
  • STA10003 – Foundations of Statistics
     

Units of study with facilitated study groups also offer Student-Powered Study Groups.

Student-Powered Study Groups
  • BIO10008 – Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • PSY10008 – Fundamentals of Psychology

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

Facilitated study groups
  • MTH10012 – Calculus and Applications
  • PHY10004 – Electronics and Electromagnetism
  • TNE10006 – Networks and Switching
     

Units of study with facilitated study groups also offer Student-Powered Study Groups.

No study groups offered in your unit of study?

You can form your own study group with your friends and classmates. Simply agree on a time and book an available study space.

Book a study space
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