Academic skills workshops


Student Learning Support offers a range of free workshops. 

For online workshops and workshop materials, please go to the Student Learning iLearn page.

Academic Writing0Thursday11 Jan

10.30 - 11.30

06_3_29 (Theatre 3)


Academic Writing0Thursday11 Jan1.00 - 2.00

06_3_29 (Theatre 3)


Study Strategies1Monday15 Jan2.00 - 3.00

John Ford Room*


APA / Harvard Referencing - in text & reference lists1Tuesday

16 Jan

2.00 - 4.00

01b_1_81 (Computer Lab)**


Quoting and Paraphrasing2Monday22 Jan2.00 - 3.30

John Ford Room*


Read Smarter

2Tuesday23 Jan11.00 - 12.00

John Ford Room*


Pronunciation2Wednesday24 Jan12.00 - 2.00

John Ford Room*


APA Formatting for Psychology Students4Wednesday7 Feb12.30 - 1.306_2_11

* The John Ford Room is in the Student Court in Admissions, opposite to Don's Tavern.

** Computer labs are under the library. Access is through the door under the arch on the library side.
Please check the Student Learning Support iLearn page closer to the date, in case times and locations change.

For further information about these workshops, contact Student Learning Support.

Workshop summaries

Academic Writing Seminar

This is a general introduction to what is expected from academic writing at university. It focuses on organising an essay, approaching the question and style.

Study Strategies

Effective study tips to maximise your study potential. This workshop looks at time management, studying effectively & ways to learn actively.

Read Smarter

This workshop looks at ways of reading more effectively and efficiently through raising awareness of reading techniques such as skimming, scanning, guessing words in context and SQ3R.

Referencing - In text and Reference Lists

This workshop looks at both APA and Harvard referencing styles, and how to reference in text as well as write reference lists.

Quoting and Paraphrasing

This workshop looks at ways of avoiding plagiarism by quoting and paraphrasing correctly.

APA formatting for Psychology

In this workshop all things APA will be clarified, including how to format your lab reports and literature reviews.


This workshop looks at helping non native speakers with pronunciation. The session focuses on developing word and sentence stress in English, linking, weak forms and raising awareness of how these contribute to rhythm and ultimately to the overall understanding of spoken English. The session also looks at some of the difficult sounds in English and practical ways to improve these.