Student academic skills team - here to help

There are many ways we can support student success at the University. One team who here to assist you and your students is the Student Academic Skills team, whose main purpose is to help students engage productively in their coursework, and to help them realise and develop their learning skills to succeed at university.

Maths Learning Centre (MLC)

MLC coordinator, David Butler, and Associate Lecturer, Nicholas Crouch encourage students to utilise the support services of the MLC in their learning and understanding of mathematics and mathematical skills in their coursework. 

The MLC exists to help all students engage with mathematics, so that it can support them to reach their goals. The MLC Drop-In Centre is a safe place where students can talk about any aspect of learning and using maths in any coursework at any level. It is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday during semester both face-to-face and online for students to drop in without an appointment. MLC also provides guest workshops and extra tutors at moments of mathematical need within courses, and online resources collected for specific courses. 

If you would like to promote the MLC to your students, have the MLC work within your course, or just discuss mathematical learning, then please email us 

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre

Coordinator of the Writing Centre, Michael Lazarou, encourages staff to contact him to determine how best the service can be used to help students write with verve and clarity.  

Writing Centre staff offer support to coursework students for any written assignment at any stage – from planning to polishing, they can help! The Writing Centre offers 30-minute, one-on-one appointments (face-to-face and online) with friendly and skilled Learning Advisors. Students make bookings via the Centre’s website, and appointments are available from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday. A suite of online resources and writing guides are also available, and can be embedded into your courses. 

Staff should contact us if they are interested in promoting the service, or if they are interested in developing a writing workshop or seminar for their course.   


Other team members you can contact

Chelsea Avard, Peer Learning Programs Coordinator, values collaboration with academic and professional staff to determine the best ways to create opportunities for students to engage in and benefit from involvement in peer-led academic support at all stages of their university career, as academic support leaders, ambassadors, mentees, mentors, and students-as-partners project team members. 

Course Coordinators and student support staff can contact Chelsea directly to discuss how our existing peer learning programs such as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) can support their courses, or to discuss possibilities to work together to develop new peer-driven support activities to suit the needs of particular courses, programs, or cohorts.  

Student Academic Skills Support Officer, Carolyn Haese is the first point of contact for the SAS team, and supports the coordination of academic skills services; the Writing Centre, Maths Learning Centre, Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Studiosity.

Claudia Gottwald joins the Student Academic Skills team as the Academic Integrity Skills Officer. Claudia will be supporting the development of student resources, education and activities relating to academic integrity. She also coordinates a network of student Academic Integrity Ambassadors who are available to assist you with academic integrity activities in your school or faculty. If you would like to learn more about academic integrity resources to use with your students, work with the ambassadors, or you have another idea for an activity or resource, please reach out to Claudia at

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