Academic literacy workshops Frequently Asked Questions


Below you'll find some of the common questions about Academic literacy workshops. If the answer to your question isn't here, please send an email to literacy@westernsydney.edu.au.

Who can attend a Academic literacy workshops?

Students enrolled in a Western Sydney University undergraduate or post graduate course level course can attend. You'll need to make sure you've activated your WesternAccount before you can register. Students enrolled in 'The College' program will cover the required skills in their college units.

Is there a fee for the Academic literacy workshops?

All Academic literacy workshops are free for Western Sydney University students.

Can I cancel once I've registered for an Academic literacy workshop?

Yes you can. To cancel or change your workshop please send an email to literacy@westernsydney.edu.au as soon as possible. Failing to cancel is unfair to other students who may be on the waiting list.

I want to attend the four day Academic literacy workshop. Can I attend any day I like?

The 'Academic literacy four day workshop' is a four day program, you should attend every day.

I have to drop my child/children at school and pick them up, can I still attend a shorter day?

Yes, but you should tell your teacher so they can give you any information you might miss.

What if I can't attend every day?

You should talk to your teacher and let them know about your absences so they can give you any information you might miss.

The My Course Planning session for my course is on during the Academic literacy workshop, what should I do?

It is important that you attend the My Course Planning session, which is often compulsory. You can take time out during the Academic literacy workshop to attend.

The Orientation session for my campus is on during the Academic literacy workshop, what should I do?

It is important that you attend Orientation session. You can take time out during the Academic literacy workshop to attend.

What do I need to bring?

You should bring a pen and some paper. A list of what you need to bring will be sent to your student email account along with the confirmation of your registration.

I am interested in a bridging program for mathematics or statistics, are any on offer?

The Mathematics Education Support Hub (MESH) will be offering workshops. Check out these workshops on the Maths Start webpage.

I'm having trouble registering for the Academic literacy workshops, what do I do?

Check the dates for the workshops are current. If they are then check that you have entered all the information correctly and completed all required fields on the registration page. If it still isn't working, email literacy@westernsydney.edu.au

Can I attend an Academic literacy workshop on any campus?

Due to the current Coronavirus situation only the online version of the Academic Literacy Workshop is available at present.

Can I complete the Academic literacy workshop online?

Yes, however, there are many advantages in attending a face to face workshop located on one of the University campuses. Attending a face to face workshop gives you more opportunity to ask questions and to receive feedback on your writing.

If you would prefer to do the online version of the workshop, you will need to:

  • allocate the time to do the online modules
  • complete the online activities
  • submit your work to the online facilitator if you want feedback

If you would prefer to work in this way, then doing the online version may be right for you.