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 programs and workshops
Enrol in one of our free programs or workshops to improve your learning and academic skills for study and in the workplace. Online programs and workshops include:
- Study Smarter Online Program - NEW
- Strategies for Success
- Learning Skills for Success Workshops
- LANTITE Preparation Workshops
- Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies
- Negotiation Skills at University and at Work
- Intermediate Grammar Review Online Program
- Financial Literacy
- Embracing Communication and Diversity in Australia
Learn or refresh useful skills for your study and beyond. Receive individual feedback from LAS Advisors and earn a Swinburne Participation Certificate for each completed module. Start your learning journey today!
- Understanding what Swinburne expects of you
- Planning and organising your time
- Getting the most from your study time
- How to approach your study ethically
- Working in teams
- Effective verbal communication
- Giving an oral presentation
- Writing reflective papers, blogs and personal profiles
- Using email etiquette
- Preparing for exams
For more information, please download the Study Smarter Online Program flyer [PDF 310KB].
Whether you’re starting uni for the first time or would like some additional tips and strategies to help you ace your studies, this three-day virtual workshop will provide you with the key tools to succeed at university. Includes live sessions and self-directed learning modules. Live sessions will be via Collaborate Ultra.
Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 February | Daily from 1pm AEST
For more information, go to the Strategies for Success Canvas shell.
Attend our Learning Skills for Success Workshops conducted via Collaborate Ultra running early in Semester 1.
You'll also receive a Participation Award for attending four or more workshops. More information coming soon.
For students interested in developing literacy and numeracy skills for LANTITE, join our weekly one-hour workshops, Thursday 10–11am literacy presented by Dr Stephen Price and Thursday 11am–12 noon presented by Dr Elena Sinchenko.
The Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies workshop is aimed at providing students with effective skills in editing academic assignments (content, structure and layout). It aims to equip students with effective proofreading strategies (grammar, vocabulary and punctuation) for more professionally written work.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
This workshop looks at what negotiation is, what skilled negotiators do, negotiation styles, how negotiation practices differ from country to country, and each student's experience with negotiation.
Students will practise negotiation, and give and receive feedback.
For more information, contact Antje Herrmann, LAS Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAS’s free Grammar Review Online Program [PDF 2.3MB] 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 provides an excellent opportunity for students to improve their grammar and enhance their general and academic English, both written and oral skills.
This program is free to all Swinburne students and enrolments are offered all year round. To enrol, please contact Frederique Robert at email@example.com.
A free five-week program that runs twice a week for one hour. Dates for Semester 1, 2021 to be confirmed.
This program aims to assist students to:
- identify your strengths in a global job market
- share your experiences with your peers
- get feedback from your convenor
- improve your communication, inclusion and diversity skills for workplace readiness.
- earn a Swinburne Participation Certificate and credits towards the Diversity Certificate as part of the Emerging Leader Program.
For more information, please download the flyer [PDF 97KB].
Get just-in-time assignment support - around the clock
Your hours might be all over the place, but our academic support services can work with that.
Swinburne is partnering with Studiosity, a third-party provider, to give you real-time, one-on-one virtual support with a degree qualified study coach via their ‘connect live’ chat. Or you can ask for assignment feedback (including spelling, grammar, structure and more) delivered back to your inbox within 24 hours.
All you need to do is login to any of your Canvas units and look for Studiosity on the left-hand side. On your first sign-in, you have to create a user profile and PIN.
English conversation group
Make friends, practise your English and learn interesting things about life and culture in Australia.
Meet online Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm starting Monday 18 January.
To join in the conversation, contact Dr Elena Sinchenko at firstname.lastname@example.org.