Skills development

Skills development

Academic skills development

The Learning Skills Unit (LSU) offers services and online resources designed to enhance academic skills development and performance. These include:

  • workshops for students on academic writing and communication
  • online resources
  • advice for staff on integrating academic literacy within the curriculum

Learning advisers

Learning advisers can help you with:

  • analysing assignment questions
  • structuring your assignment
  • reading and writing critically
  • time management
  • exam preparation
  • paraphrasing and referencing
  • academic language development
  • academic writing style

Learning advisers do not:

  • provide proofreading, editing or reviewing services of any kind
  • give students answers to their assignments or ‘fix up’ their assignments
  • explain subject content to students
  • help students with IELTS preparation. The IELTS Test Centre and the English Language Centre (MUELC) offer test preparation services, courses and resources to support students in test preparation
  • teach English. The English Language Centre offers English language courses for international students.

Contact us

A learning adviser is available at the library information desk to answer your questions about academic writing and study strategies. It’s helpful to bring your assignment questions, unit guides and/or marked assignments with you. 

Info desk hours: Monday–Friday 12pm to 2pm
(Week 3 to Week 13 and during mid-session break)

You can also contact a learning adviser using the form below. Messages are checked during business hours, and you should receive a reply within one to two working days.

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