Meet an Academic Skills Adviser one-on-one for advice on academic skills.
Who can access appointments?
- All currently enrolled students.
- Students not based at Parkville, Southbank & Burnley, can book a virtual appointment via video link (Zoom).
- Bring along a hard copy of your work, the task instructions and the assessment criteria.
How to access individual appointments
- Book a Stop 1 adviser
- Academic Skills appointments are available two weeks in advance.
Why see an Academic Skills adviser?
An adviser can help you:
- develop skills such as academic writing, referencing, English language development, revision strategies and time management.
- identify where you can improve, discuss improvement strategies, and refer you to relevant resources.
Advisers cannot be booked for proofreading, take-home exam course advice or IT questions. See our Academic Skills Advising Good Practice Guidelines for more information.
Hear what students say about their experience with individual appointments (previously itutes)
Notes about appointments
- Individual appointments are limited to 25 minutes each, 4 sessions a semester (and no more than 1 in a week). If you book more than one appointment in a week, the additional appointment may be cancelled.
- However, students with Disability Impact Statements, Special Consideration, who are undertaking RHD courses, or similar, may have alternative arrangements made for them. Speak to your adviser.
- Click here for more information
Cancellation and Missed Appointment Policy:
- If you miss an appointment, it will count as one of your 4 sessions.
- Cancel or change a booking online.
Workshops and lectures to develop your skills.
Who can access workshops?
Academic Skills run workshops for:
- All enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate and RHD);
- Academic and Professional Staff;
- Undergraduate students.
Academic Writing Drop-In Sessions
Academic Writing Drop-Ins are running until Friday 26 October.
Meet with a Peer Leader for advice on academic writing.
Who can access Drop-In Sessions?
- All coursework students (undergraduate and graduate - research students should book an individual tutorial)
- Please make sure you bring along a hard copy of your work.
How to access Drop-In Sessions
During Semester, sessions start in week 3 and end after SWOT Vac:
- 12-4pm Monday-Friday at various library locations:
- Mondays: ABP Library, Collaborative space
- Tuesdays: Giblin Eunson Library, Upper Ground South Foyer
- Wednesdays: Baillieu Library, Project Room 10, Ground Floor,
- Thursdays: Brownless Biomedical Library,Student Lounge
- Fridays: ABP Library, Collaborative space
Drop-Ins are up to 15 minutes long and may be shorter if there is high demand.
Writing Drop-in versus booked Individual Appointments: Unsure of which service to use? This table will help.
For help with maths, statistics and law:
- Undergraduates (years 1-2) contact the Maths and Statistics Learning Centre.
- Attend Maths & Stats drop-ins (week 3 to SWOT vac)
- The Melbourne University Mathematics & Statistics Society has a list of maths tutors.
- RHD students needing help with statistics, contact Department of Mathematics & Statistics Statistical Consulting Centre.
- Graduate students in the Melbourne Law School contact the Office for Teaching and Learning in Law.