Other Resources

There's some additional academic learning and language support available to students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.

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  • Study planner

    The study planner calendar will help you to plan and organise your commitments throughout the semester.

  • Request a seminar

    If you would like to learn more about a particular academic skill or assignment type, email us with your request. This will work best if you already know of several students who also wish to learn more about this skill or assignment type.

  • Waite and Roseworthy students

    Waite students can book an appointment with a mentor at the Waite Pop Up Writing Centre.

    Roseworthy students have a dedicated Writing Mentor, Renee Gale, who will meet students on Mondays during teaching weeks. Please contact her to make an appointment. 

  • International students

    International students are able to visit the Writing Centre to discuss their writing and staff will help identify skills needed to improve all aspects of your writing. You may also like to access the following services:

    Stories: English Reading Group

    Reading stories for language and meaning-making.

    Stories: English Reading Group is run by the Writing Centre to support vocabulary development and reading comprehension. The sessions are a way to expand your knowledge of the English language through reading and talking about short passages of text that are interesting and challenging. These sessions are open to all international students. 

    If you are preparing for your IELTS speaking test or the LANTITE, this group is designed to help build your skills and confidence

    When: During Semester 2 of 2019, these sessions will be held on Fridays from 2pm to 3pm during teaching weeks 

    Where: Writing Studio BSS 200 BSL2

    How: Just turn up!

    Volunteer Program for Conversation Development (ESL Students)

    An internationally recognised volunteer program is also available to provide language support for students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB) who have an additional need to improve their oral communication.

    For more information visit International Student Support's talking with Aussies page.

    External language support

    The State Library of SA provides an English Language Learning Improvement Service (ELLIS) as a free service for people who are learning English as a foreign language and want to improve their language skills.

    ELLIS supplements other English language and literacy programs within South Australia by providing self-help materials and opportunities to improve conversation.

  • Faculty, school and course support

    • International law students can seek assistance from Cornelia Koch.
    • Mechanical Engineering HDR students:
      Alison-Jane Hunter offers courses in Preparing for your CCSP, Journal Article Writing, and IELTS prep. She also does editing, provides one to one lessons on English and academic writing, and runs a Shut Up and Write group. Contact Alison-Jane.
  • Postgraduate research students

    Although the main focus of the Writing Centre is on undergraduate students, postgraduate students are welcome to visit the Writing Centre for help.

    We can only work with students for 30 minutes at a time during busy periods, so we recommend that you efficiently plan what you want to get out of your session. For example, you could go over an outline of your chapter with a writing mentor, rather than attempting to receive feedback on an entire chapter.

    If you're an international postgraduate student, you can access a program called Integrated Bridging Program Research (IBP-R) to help you adjust to the requirements and expectations of your degree.

  • Education students

    For those of you taking the LANTITE test, the Writing Centre can support you in the Literacy component of this test. Please visit us to discuss the help you need.

    Helpful books and websites to practice and test your grammar and vocabulary: