Learning Skills Advisers offer academic learning support to all students enrolled at CSU, to enable them to acquire or enhance the skills they need to succeed in university studies.
Learning Skills employs staff on 7 CSU campuses in the following areas:
- general learning skills
- English language
- maths and statistics
- academic writing for HDR students
Student support is provided in various formats including:
- Individual students appointments
- Generic group workshops
- Study centres
- Tailored in class workshops
- Online resources
All CSU students have access to learning skills support regardless of study mode or geographical location. Appointments with advisers are made through Student Central and include a draft assignment review service.
All Learning Skills information for students is included in the Study tab of student.csu
Working with Faculty
One of the most effective ways to support students to develop the necessary academic skills required for successful study is to embed these skills within the curriculum. Learning Skills staff are available to work collaboratively with faculty at the subject and course design stage. Staff can provide valuable input into appropriate assessment design and marking rubrics and the mapping of academic literacies according to various AQF levels. Learning Skills Advisers can also develop workshops or resources for use within subjects or courses to proactively address student developmental needs rather than waiting for problems to arise at assessment time.
Please make your students aware of the learning skills support available to them on an individual basis and consider how you might work collaboratively at the subject and course level to embed essential skills into your curriculum.