Indigenous Academic Success Program

Our Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP) offers various study services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These services are all:

  • free
  • easy to access
  • ready for you to choose the service that suits you best.

You can access tailored support in person and online, and our team can also refer you to other services we have available. We want to see you become the best you can be.

How we can help

  • One-on-one advice

    We're allocating tutors to Indigenous undergraduate students at Charles Sturt University.

    If you choose to take part in the program, you will receive one-on-one support directly related to your subjects. You could choose to use this time either:

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

    Your tutors will be in contact to see if you'd like to take part in the program. If you choose not to take part, we'll be able to allocate unused hours to other students who need extra assistance.

    For general study skills advice and assistance, make an appointment with our Learning Advisers (Indigenous). They can help you build general academic skills, like managing your time, structuring your assessments and getting the most out of your study.

    Email us to ask for a Learning Adviser appointment

  • Personal Success Plans

    You can organise a Personal Success Plan with one of our Learning Advisers.

    We'll work with you to help you achieve your study goals. A plan might include:

    • expert help with your subject content
    • regular appointments with a Learning Adviser.

    This support will be designed just for you and the course you're studying.

    Email us to ask about a Personal Success Plan

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

  • Attend a workshop

    You can also sign up for a workshop to get help with:

    • academic writing
    • study skills
    • referencing

    These will help you feel more confident with your assignments.

    lock Register for a workshop

  • 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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