Academic Skills at UNSW offers workshops throughout the academic year on a wide variety of academic skills. Some workshops focus on, or explain, different tasks such as essays, oral presentations, reports and research papers. Other workshops help students develop particular skills essential to successful study such as academic reading, critical thinking, referencing and understanding what plagiarism is.
'Study Hacks' Workshops - All of the hacks you need!
Study Hacks are a series of online workshop sessions for new and returning students. These sessions will familiarise you with everything the Library and Academic Services have to offer and help you develop key skills you need to succeed at UNSW.
Postgraduate research short courses
Short courses for postgraduate research
What students say
"The workshops were informative and also presented in a very simple way...
"The workshops were informative and also presented in a very simple way. The tasks made it easier learn how to apply the skills."
"Kind teachers and rich resources, the skills provided are practical and very useful, very helpful to our assignments."
"It's good to join the workshops as I know that I am not alone and not the only one who has difficulties in doing research. Besides, the experiences the conveners have shared makes study much easier and helped me avoid many mistakes. It is always fruitful to attend these classes."
"There was a good balance between theory and hands-on activities. All lecturers came very well prepared."
"They were of very high quality, pertinent,very well delivered. Not least, they were entertaining and a pleasure to listen to."
"It was a mixture of tips and practical hands on work which I'm sure will be helpful for my masters thesis. I'd like to look into more of these courses."
"Well-constructed with relevant information, great delivery, engaging presenters."
(Comments from Learning Centre Evaluation Surveys)
Academic workshops are designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students. A small selection are also specifically designed for students whose first language is not English. Academic skills workshops are typically 30 minutes to 1 hour in duration. Some workshops are run as a series and may be held once a week; that is, they are developmental. Others are run as 'once only' workshops. Workshop sizes are usually limited to a maximum of 30 students to maintain a fairly informal structure.