Resources for supporting student success
We have put together a collection of resources to help support students, especially during assessment periods. Some of these resources including essay writing tools, new open education resources from the library and general support services.
There are many things that we can do to support students, through helping develop study skills to providing wellbeing support services to those who need it.
Despite learning remotely, we have set in place a series of resources and services available to students to help support them through the semester.
MyUni Learning Centre
The MyUni Learning Centre is great resource to assist with the use of MyUni. After a recent student review, the MyUni Learning Centre has been updated with a new look and feel to create an optimum user experience.
Access the MyUni Learning Centre here:
Academic skills resources
The Academic Skills Resources are a collection of resources focused on supporting the development of essential capabilities to support students in creating various forms of academic work. These resources can be accessed through the Assignment Help tab in MyUni, making them available to all students and academic staff. The resources created so far focus on building skills to support essay writing, including a helpful essay planning tool.
Find out more here.
Active Learning Skills Course
An open MyUni course is available to students on how to develop active learning skills to help while studying remotely.
The course includes:
- How to be an active learner
- Study strategies for lectures and videos
- Study strategies for readings
- Study strategies for Activities and assessment
- Additional resources
Self-enrol in the course here.
The Writing Centre
One-on-one appointments with writing mentors are now being offered through Zoom, with appointments now available from 10am to 4pm, Monday – Friday (Adelaide Time). Students can now book online appointments via Calendly. Appointments are for only open 48 hours in advance.
The Maths Learning Centre
The Maths Learning Centre now has a virtual drop-in room offered via a MyUni course. To access this service, please self-enrol in The Maths Learning Centre Drop In course here. Students will need to be enrolled in this course to access MLC support. The MLC mentors will respond to discussion board posts and schedule Zoom meetings during regular opening hours from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (Adelaide time).
Open Education Resources
The library has developed an Open Educational Resources Guide that will provide Course Coordinators and other teaching staff with access to freely available resources that can be added to course content. The Guide includes links to various articles, textbooks, images and videos. Visit the library website to access or contact your Liaison Librarian for more information.
LinkedIn Learning Resources
LinkedIn Learning is an online library of video clips and short courses that inform and demonstrate practical aspects of work and study skills (eg Microsoft Excel Essentials). LinkedIn Learning is free for all UoA students. For information and to activate your account, find out more here.
The Library has recently developed a suite of Library Essentials courses designed to support students with finding, using and referencing information. We are encouraging students to self-enrol in the relevant standalone course for their program:
- Library Arts Essentials
- Library Engineering Essentials
- Library Health Essentials
- Library Law Essentials
- Library Professions Essentials
- Library Sciences Essentials
- Endnote Essentials
Find out more about library services here.
Student Support packages
The University is committed to supporting students through the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Adelaide University Union and student representatives, we have designed a targeted Student Support Package to meet our students’ needs.
There are three key aspects of the Student Support Package:
- Academic Support
- Wellbeing Plan
- Emergency Financial Support
Find out more about the Student Support Package and eligibility criteria here.
The wellbeing hub is managed by Student Life and is a one stop shop for all wellbeing support services and resources. Their website contains a new category of resources responding to many of the wellbeing issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Access the Wellbeing hub here.