At JCU Brisbane campus, all students are entitled to the best possible learning experience.
Learning Advisors give practical advice and strategies to assist students at all levels in all courses.
Learning Advisors are available as a drop-in service, one-on-one appointments, small group sessions and skills workshops. This means students have an abundance of opportunities to get the support, advice and assistance needed to achieve the results they desire.
All students are encouraged to access the services offered by Learning Advisors, from students who experience difficulty adjusting to the academic requirements of tertiary study, through to high achieving students who are aiming for excellence.
No. All workshops, appointments or visits to the Language and Learning Advisors are free. There are also many free online materials to assist you with your academic and academic language skills.
Below are the current Language Guides:
Workshops and individual appointments to help students improve writing, reading and note taking skills, studying for exams & oral presentations. We can also help you to improve the structure of written assignments, organise ideas, develop arguments and understand the expectations of university study.
Workshops are interactive sessions with a Learning Advisor. We offer workshops on a range of topics that are relevant to your studies. Full of useful information, tips and practical exercises, they’re designed to help you achieve academic success.
Let us know either by email or by dropping in and we will arrange to do a workshop for you at a different time.
It helps to make an appointment but if you drop in and the Learning Advisors are available, they can help you straight away. Be aware that you should not drop in just before the assignment is due, plan to see a Learning Advisor at least one week before the assignment due date.
Appointments are usually 30 minutes in length. Bring along the subject guide and the assignment that you need help with.
Please note that Learning Advisors do not proof-read. We cannot advise on what content, ideas or arguments to include. Our focus is on helping you learn how to edit your own work and manage your studies.
If there is time available then you can visit the Learning Advisor more than once. In fact this is a good idea as they can check your revised and edited work and give you extra feedback. Remember, Learning Advisors provide guidance, you do the work!