A range of services and support mechanisms exist at UOW to help you best support your students throughout their studies. This page focuses primarily on academic support, such as writing, referencing and maths that can assist in helping students achieve and exceed their academic goals. Other support available includes peer support, counselling and financial support.
UOW Learning Development offers free resources, seminars and personalised consultations (up to one hour) with academic staff to all enrolled students seeking to improve their academic performance no matter their level. They provide support in relation to assessment writing, thesis writing, referencing, study skills, maths and stats, and academic integrity. Staff can refer students who they believe would benefit from the service or students can seek support independently.
The Learning Co-Op is a collection of support resources and offerings for students. It includes live chats with peers or staff, access to consultations and seminars, and an assignment calculator. There are also self-help resources available on remote learning, assessments, study methods, finding information, referencing, maths and stats, and using technology.
Digital Skills Hub
The creation of the Digital Skills Hub was initiated in response to student feedback that they want more support in developing their digital skills, to be prepared for the digital environments of their lives and future careers. The hub brings together; Information about digital capabilities and why they're important, a self-evaluation ‘Discovery Tool’ to identify and improve digital skills, help resources, FAQs, and the opportunity to submit a query for further support, and more.
Peer Assisted Learning
Peer Assisted Learning sessions are structured weekly study groups facilitated by PAL Leaders, trained students who have successfully completed the subject. PAL Leaders facilitate group-based activities that to help students successfully complete the subject. This is available for select subjects and information is provided to relevant students through Moodle.
Indigenous Tailored Academic Program
The Indigenous Tailored Academic Program is a free face-to-face academic support initiative that aims to improve educational outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. Tutors are recruited and appointed to eligible students by Woolyungah Indigenous Centre.
Free for UOW students, Studiosity is a third-party service that can be used to receive fast (within 24 hours) feedback on drafts or to submit a question and be connected to one of their relevant staff to chat in real-time (up to 20 minute sessions). Students access Studiosity through subject Moodle sites.
Peer Success Coaches
Peer Success Coaches work with students who are experiencing significant disruptions to learning and may be thinking about withdrawing from their studies. They conduct short, regular sessions in which students set and review goals, in order to maintain their engagement with the hybrid learning environment, and talk through any barriers they may be facing. Students are referred to this program by UOW staff members.
Other Support Services
Other student support includes counselling services, disability services, sexual assault and sexual harassment support, financial assistance, careers and employment opportunities, student support advisers, and student legal clinic.