Workshops and sessions

If you are on campus there are many workshops, drop-in sessions, counselling sessions and units available for you to expand your academic skills and get support.

  • English, communications and writing

    Succeed at uni workshop series

    Workshops are held throughout the study period to explain academic expectations and help you get the most out of uni. They provide you with key skills you need at university: thinking, studying, writing, reading, speaking and listening in the academic context.

    All workshops are open to anyone who would like to join.

    Weeks 1 and 2:

    • Getting started: managing your study time
    • Reading strategies: how to gain the most from your reading list
    • Note making: how to get the most out of your lectures and tutorials.

    Weeks 3, 4 and 6:

    • Unpacking the assignment question and locating sources
    • How to plan an essay
    • How to reference your sources
    • How to prepare and deliver an oral presentation.

    Weeks 5 and 10 (non-teaching weeks):

    • Assignment bootcamp
    • Developing your writing techniques.

    Weeks 11 and 12:

    • Revising for exams
    • Writing in exam conditions.

    For dates, locations and registration see the workshop series calendar.

    TLC 101 Communication Skills for Undergraduate Study

    If English is an additional language for you, this unit will help you develop your writing, reading and speaking skills for success in undergraduate study in an Australian academic context.

    Find out more about TLC101

    TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study

    If you come from a non-English speaking background, this unit will help you develop the communication skills necessary for success in postgraduate research and study in an Australian academic context.

    Find out more about TLC501

  • Science, maths and statistics

    Maths Refresher

    Get a head start by coming to this free short Maths Refresher program in ‘O’ Week which is designed to strengthen your maths skills. Resources for these modules will be available throughout the year, so you can refer to them at any time.

    See Maths Refresher program

    Drop in when you need help

    Session Time and location Description
    Maths help

    Semester 1 2020 sessions to be announced

    Central ADVICE (350.3.001)

    First year maths or statistics – for example, MAS162, MAS164, MAS182, MAS183

    Tutor available

    Stats clinic

    Semester 1 2020 sessions to be announced

    245.3.038

    First year statistics – MAS180, MAS183

    Tutor available

    Maths clinics

    Semester 1 2020 sessions to be announced

    245.3.002

    First year maths – MAS162, MAS164, MAS182

    Students helping students

    Chemistry clinics

    Semester 1 2020 sessions to be announced

    Building 340 foyer

    First year chemistry – CHE140

    From Week 1. Tutor or lecturer available

    BSC100 Drop-in sessions

    Semester 1 2020 sessions to be announced

    351.2.002

    BSC100 students

    Tutor or unit coordinator available

    By appointment only

    Session Time and location Description
    Numeracy consultations

    Semester 1 2020 sessions to be announced

    Visit a myMurdoch Advice student success advisor to make an appointment.
  • One-on-one study consultations

    Our trained study skills consultants can help you get the most out of your university study. You can get advice on time management, assignment structure, exam preparation, literacy and the English language, numeracy and postgraduate writing.

    Appointments are by referral. To book a time, speak to a peer academic coach.

  • Singapore and Myanmar campuses

    Individual consultations or group sessions are available to help with:

    • research
    • referencing
    • academic integrity
    • plagiarism
    • Urkund
    • essay and report writing
    • English skills
    • exam preparation
    • time management
    • presentation skills
    • study techniques.

    You can also send your queries or assignments via email to Anne Palmer or call on +65 6733 7136.

  • Dubai campus

    For details about academic support on our Dubai campus, see student services and support.