Skills development

Skills development

Academic skills development

At Macquarie, there are a number of services that can help you develop your academic literacy skills and your numeracy skills.

The Learning Skills Unit

Whether you’ve just started university study or have been here for a while, the Learning Skills Unit (LSU) can help you to develop key academic and writing skills. On campus, you can attend a workshop or drop by the Library InfoDesk to speak to an adviser about an assignment. Alternatively, join an online workshop, send through an e-consult or find advice in our digital writing and study resources.

Individual consultations

Face-to-face consultations are available at the Library InfoDesk Mon–Fri, 12pm to 2pm during session (weeks 3 to 13 including mid-session break). You can discuss questions about academic writing and study strategies with a specialist Learning Adviser. It’s helpful to bring your assignment questions, unit guides and/or marked assignments with you.

Please note, consultations do not:

  • provide proofreading or ‘fix up’ assignments
  • teach English or help students with IELTS preparation. The IELTS Test Centre and the English Language Centre (MUELC) offer test preparation services, courses and resources.

In S2 2018, online consultations will be delivered by our external provider Studiosity. You can access writing and study support via e-consults at any time, as well as live chat after hours. Access Studiosity and learn more about their services here.

Learning skills workshops

Our interactive workshops will teach you academic and writing skills in a friendly atmosphere. All currently enrolled Macquarie students are welcome to attend. To see when workshops are running, view the Learning Skills workshop calendar. Workshops are free and you don't need to register to attend.

Digital study resources (StudyWISE, Academic Integrity Module)


StudyWISE is an iLearn module packed with resources to help you with academic study and writing. You will find StudyWISE on your iLearn homepage under 'Student Support: Skill Building and Help Resources', or self-enrol using your OneID and password.

The Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

The AIM iLearn module helps to develop honesty in academic practices and teaches students the key values of the new Macquarie University Academic Integrity Policy You will find the Academic Integrity Module on your iLearn homepage under 'Student Support: Skill Building and Help Resources', or self-enrol using your OneID and password. The module will take approximately one hour to complete.

HDR Support and Development

The HDR (Higher Degree Research) Support and Development team offers programs that will equip students with the knowledge and confidence they need for researching, writing and developing transferable skills. Services offered include:

Numeracy Centre

The Numeracy Centre provides support to students as they develop the mathematical knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed at university. We offer a number of services designed to support students who are studying mathematics, statistics or any other unit that uses quantitative skills.

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