Learning Support

Western Sydney University provides a range of learning support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, which includes the following:

Academic Skills Workshops - The Learning and Teaching Unit run a number of academic skills workshops throughout the year. These programs run for most of the year and cover a wide range of skills, including academic writing style, critical analysis, essay writing, and more.

Library Study Smart is a service designed to help you develop your academic language and learning skills. Visit the Library Study Smart website for assignment help and study skills strategies, as well as information about Study Smart Officers F2F or online.

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) - This scheme is designed to provide students with individual or group tuition with qualified tutors in essay writing, study and research skills.

Indigenous Student Support Officers (ISSOs) - Located at each Badanami Centre the ISSOs provide support and advice to students.

Study Smart Advisors are available at all campus libraries to help you with things like question analysis, critical analysis, essay structure, and academic writing style. They can also give guidance on study skills, completing assignment tasks, and exam preparation techniques.

MESH (opens in a new window) - The Mathematics Education Support Hub (MESH) provides mathematics and statistics support. This site provides a great range of online resources for students who want to refresh  their basic skills, understand and practise the mathematical calculations from their discipline areas and gain statistic skills for their industry.

For further support, students can go to to Improve Your Maths vUWS Site (student log-in required), and select I Don't Get It from the left navigation. Students can post their problem on the discussion board for staff and student assistance.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) (opens in a new window) - PASS is a student centred learning program. In PASS you will work with other students to understand the content of your unit/s and develop various study strategies to help you improve your academic performance. Through actively working together with other students, you will find that you are more engaged with the content and that your understanding deepens. You will also get to meet other people in your course. Each PASS group is run by a facilitator who has successfully studied the unit previously.