Academic Skills Unit
The Academic Skills Unit offers a range of resources and services to assist you with your studies.
There are online, interactive resources to work through in your own time to help you develop your skills in maths, academic reading and writing and more.
You can also attend workshops and meet one-on-one with a literacy or maths Academic Skills Advisor to discuss your specific work; for example, how to write different text types and develop your academic style.
To access online resources, register for workshops, make an appointment with an Advisor and for 24/7 online study support, visit the Academic Skills Unit on LEO.
24/7 study support (Studiosity)
All ACU students have access to 24/7 study support through ACU’s external partner Studiosity. Access is free with up to 10 engagements each semester.
Submit your written draft and receive personal Writing Feedback within 24 hours on grammar, spelling, structure, language and referencing.
You can also Connect Live through online chat with specialists around generic academic skills in the subject areas of English, Maths, Sciences and study skills.
For more information and to access Studiosity, visit the Academic Skills Unit on LEO.
The Academic Skills Unit provides resources and guides that outline the major styles of referencing used at ACU and how to cite and reference sources correctly.
Look at the examples provided and then follow the appropriate format.
To learn about the referencing style you need, visit the Academic Skills Unit on LEO.
The Library provides access to resources to support your study:
- The Library Basics and Assessment Help Guides show you how to make the best use of the Library
- Our chat service is available 24/7 during semester.
- You can Book a Librarian for an online or in person consultation or attend an Online information session.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
'Peer Assisted Study Sessions' are a free, voluntary, academic support program that provides weekly small-group peer-led study sessions for specific first year units that are known to be challenging.
PASS provides you with an opportunity to learn from and with your peers in a relaxed, supportive, interactive and fun environment. Sessions are facilitated by PASS Leaders, second or third year ACU students who have already completed the unit and achieved a distinction grade or higher and completed a nationally accredited training program.
PASS commences in Week 2 and is run weekly throughout the semester
As well as helping you improve your academic performance, participating in PASS is a great way to meet people and make friends.
You can find out more information through the Student Portal PASS section.