Indigenous Academic Success Program

The Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP) provides free study services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Charles Sturt University.

Our team will work with you to develop a personalised program to help you to be the best you can be.

How we can help

  • Tutoring

    IASP provide tutors to eligible Indigenous undergraduate students at Charles Sturt. If you take part in the program, you will receive an initial allocation of 10 hours for one-on-one tutoring. The tutoring is directly related to the content in your subjects. You could choose to use this time:

    • throughout the session
    • in blocks when assignments are due
    • to prepare for exams at the end of session.

    You will receive an email confirming tutoring for each subject you enrol in.

    Register for tutoring

  • Personal Success Pathway

    You can organise a Personal Success Pathway with an IASP Learning Advisor (Indigenous students).

    We will work with you to develop an action plan to support you to be the best you can be.

    Your plan will include what you need. For example:

    • regular appointments with Learning Advisors
    • organisation and time management strategies.

    Take the first step to success and book an appointment with a Learning Advisor (Indigenous students).

    Book an appointment

  • General study advice

    To improve your general study skills, talk to a Learning Advisor (Indigenous students). We can organise a session to help you learn to:

    • manage your time
    • structure your assessments
    • get the most out of your study.

    Book an appointment

  • Attend a workshop

    Keep an eye out for workshops. Learning Advisors (Indigenous students) regularly organise course-specific or skill-specific sessions. Skill-specific workshops cover a variety of topics. These include:

    • academic writing
    • study skills
    • referencing.

    Improving your academic skills will help you feel more confident submitting your assignments. Workshops may also be course-specific to support you in your subject area.

    If you have a topic suggestion talk to a Learning Advisor (Indigenous students).

    Browse workshops and events

  • Grammarly

    Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing. It’s easy to use:

    • Grammarly flags potential issues in the text and suggests context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and even plagiarism
    • Grammarly explains the reasoning behind each correction, so you can make an informed decision about whether, and how, to correct an issue.

    All Indigenous students enrolled at Charles Sturt are eligible to free membership to Grammarly. Once you have received an invitation to Grammarly, you can access the service from any computer.

    Request an invitation to Grammarly

Other support services

  • Use your networks

    Your lecturers and classmates can help with questions about your subjects. Check your subject outlines in Interact2 for contact details for your lecturers, or read announcements and forum discussions. You can also drop into our Study Centres on campus.

    Mentors

    If you'd like some motivation and advice to keep you going, request a mentor. Our Mentoring Program lets you share experiences and get helpful insights from other students to keep you on track.

    Join a mentoring group

  • Free short courses (Study Link)

    Study Link offers free courses to help you get ready for particular subjects in your course. These are short, self-paced, online subjects and are free for Commonwealth supported students. They can help you your skills in areas like:

    • writing and grammar
    • science
    • maths and statistics.

    See Study Link subjects

  • Get feedback on your assignments

    You can get general feedback on your assignments before you submit them, so you know you're on the right track.

    You won't get detailed corrections, but we can help you with:

    • the structure of your assignment structure
    • how to best include your research
    • how to reference
    • writing clearly.

    Find our more about assignment feedback

  • Student Liaison Officers and Study Nights

    If you're not sure which study success service is right for you, don't forget our Student Liaison Officers.

    They're available to help you to identify the services that will help with your studies, including Study Nights.

    Study Nights

    Study Nights run weekly on each campus during session. They're a social way to learn with your peers. You can mix your academic sessions with a meal and time to relax with other Indigenous students.

    Online students who live near one of our campuses can also attend.

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