Academic Support

Academic Support

Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong offers many services to ensure you succeed with us.

Learning Development

Learning Development offers a range of free services to all enrolled students to improve their academic performance or English language skills. There are a number of workshops available including: essay and report writing, critical reading for assignments, effective referencing, grammar, study skills and exam preparation. Given that the semesters are only short, you need to learn quickly what is required when studying in an Australian university and develop your academic capacities.

Individual consultations are also available to discuss a student's academic work - appointment are essential. This can be face-to-face, online, Skype, or by telephone. Please bear in mind that this is a teaching service, not a proof reading service.

For individual consultations at the Sydney CBD Campus, students can contact Joanne Dearlove on +61 2 8536 2000 or email Joanne will be at the Sydney CBD Campus on Thursdays for consultations and workshops that will take place during the common lunch hour (13:30-14:30). For individual consultations at the Wollongong Campus, students can contact Leanne Emmett on +61 2 4221 3977 or email

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a free academic assistance program that utilises peer-led group study to help students succeed. The sessions are facilitated by PASS Leaders, current students who have already successfully completed the subject. Think “Super Group” learning! Sessions are designed to maximise students’ understanding of the subject, in a casual and relaxed environment. The sessions also integrate study tools and successful exam techniques specific to that course.

PASS Commences from Week 1. Each subject has 2 x 1 hour sessions. To see what PASS sessions are available in the current trimester, visit: PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)

Peer Academic Coaches (PACs)

Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are senior students who have performed well in their studies and are able to assist all students on a range of academic issues, coach students to enhance their study skills, share useful resources and motivate students to succeed at university.

All students can benefit from a PAC coaching consultation. Whether students have a specific question or would like to talk a successful student on how to develop necessary university skills, a PAC can cater for a range of academic abilities and skills. A PAC is not a proof reading service; rather a PAC will assist students to develop independent learning skills to help students discover solutions for themselves.

Common topics discussed: How to use Moodle or SOLs, Process involved in interpreting a question; The first steps when starting an essay; Referencing and academic integrity, How to effectively study for an exam; General questions about being a student at university and how to develop the necessary skills to succeed.

PAC coaching consultations are free and bookings are not necessary. A PAC will be located in the Sydney CBD Campus Library, Level 8 at the during 2018, from Week 1 - Week 10

For further information, please contact the Peer Learning Team via


Library services and resources are available at the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong Sydney CBD Campus and Wollongong campus. The library at the Sydney CBD Campus is on level 8. Students in Wollongong can visit the library in building 16. Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong Library Website

Resources and Presentations

Advanced Library Research Seminars (Sydney CBD Campus)

Postgraduate-level research skills seminar. Highly recommended for all students researching for assignments. Learn advanced search techniques that will cut your research time in half.
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Last reviewed: 29 May, 2018