Academic course support

Here you will find useful information on a range of academic services to support you with your studies. As a UOW College student, you also have access to all the personal and academic support services available at the University of Wollongong. Information about these services can be located on the UOW Support Services webpage.

Academic Support Services

The College Peer Coaches and Mentors are student ambassadors and can assist students to achieve academic success as they connect students to a range of academic and personal support services at the College and UOW. 

Peer Coaches provide 1:1 drop-in sessions at Learning Hub. They can assist students with referencing, how to understand assessment questions, navigate online student resources such as Turnitin, Subject Moodle sites, Learning Coop and Studiosity.

Peer Student Mentors are paired up with new students post orientation for 4 weeks through weekly sessions that introduce students gradually to UOW College and UOW systems. Each week PSM conduct pre-arranged activities to orientate students to understanding SOLS, UOW email, printing, UOW apps, time management and study skills; and academic considerations.

Peer Coaches and Mentors are available in Learning Hub between 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Individual and group student support sessions with highly qualified and experienced teachers to improve students’ writing skills, grammar, pronunciation and IELTS test taking skills.

Careers Central at the University of Wollongong provides resources, programs, events and services to help students establish appropriate career goals and identify pathways and strategies to achieve them. It also provides information on professional experience opportunities, finding and applying for jobs and general careers advice. For more information, go to Careers Central.

Located in Building 30, Rooms 108, 109 and 110. Students have unlimited access to computers with English language learning programs to improve comprehension. Computers may also be used to complete assignments and other coursework, check email/SOLSmail etc.

In addition to the online support service ‘Studiosity’, LINC Education has been engaged to provide specialist after hours support in Higher Education Diploma programs. The service appoints a Fellow to groups of approximately 15 students who is accountable for maintaining out of hours online, e-mail and phone contact with students to assist with academic enquiries.

Additional consultations with teachers are available at set times, providing an opportunity for students to raise questions or concerns about coursework and assignments and receive clarification on course content.

UOW College seeks to identify and help students who are experiencing difficulties with their studies and has procedures in place that enable teachers to identify ‘at risk’ students early and seek referral to a Student Advisor and/or support services. Procedures are also in place to implement formal, structured intervention strategies and student support plans for students who do not meet minimum course requirements. Please refer to the UOW College Student Progression and Support Policy and associated procedures.

Weekly one hour supplementary classes are available to provide remedial one-on-one help to Maths students who would like some extra support in this area. Students bring along their lecture notes and tutorial questions. Practice worksheets are available for selected topics.

A learning and study hub for students, comprising: consultation spaces for students and teachers; computer lab equipped with listening and speaking software; English language and other resources for students to access; a designated space for conversation classes; student printing facilities; and, a television.