Learning Development

Learning Development

Free Assistance For Your Study Needs

Learning Development offers assistance to all enrolled students who wish to improve their academic and English language skills. Academic skills workshops, self access learning resources and individual consultations are provided at the Shoalhaven Campus.

Where are we?

A Learning Development lecturer visits the Shoalhaven Campus each week and can be found in Room UG13 of the Ray Cleary Building. Appointments can be made by at the front desk of the Ray Cleary Building or by phoning 4448 0888.


Learning Development offers academic skills workshops on:

  • Reading for Assignments
  • Academic Writing
  • Exam Preparation

All workshops are completely free. To find out about these workshop programs you need to contact the University frontdesk on (02) 4448 0888. Timetables of the workshops will be posted around campus at the beginning of each semester.


Learning Development provides a range of printable writing and study skills resources to help you improve your academic performance at University. These resources are free and include information on

  • time management
  • study techniques
  • academic writing
  • essay writing
  • report writing
  • note-taking
  • critical thinking

Academic Assignment Assistance (TripleA)

TripleA is a website specifically designed to assist students with the research, language and literacy demands of academic work. This site provides a range of easily accessible resources and tips to guide you through the various stages of assignment preparation, writing and exam taking. TripleA also provides links to relevant sections of the UniLearing website for further assistance.

Access to the site is free and unrestricted.

TripleA website

UniLearning: University writing and study skills website

Learning Development has developed an interactive website containing information on the types of writing and study skills you require at University. The site is extremely comprehensive, providing a wide range of information and interactive activities to help you practise and develop your academic skills. These activities are assessed immediately and feedback is provided to help direct your learning. This site can function as a point of reference to find information on specific academic skills or you may wish to use it as a tutorial and work your way gradually through all the resources.

The topics covered on the website include

  • effective writing at a university level
  • academic writing
  • essay writing
  • report writing
  • note-taking
  • critical thinking
  • punctuation and grammar of writing sentences

Access to the site is free and unrestricted.

UniLearning website

Faculty Programs

Learning Development also runs programs on academic skills within Faculties. Most programs are offered within first year subjects and are tailored to meet the needs of students within particular disciplines. Students or staff can request that Learning Development provide such programs within their subjects. Contact Jeannette Stirling on (02) 44480 829 or (02) 4221 5523 for more information.

Last reviewed: 20 May, 2015

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