Who doesn’t love a lazy Sunday… and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…?
Okay, so isolation has got us all feeling a little more Groundhog Day and less Baby’s Day Out (which it should be, because we should be staying home as much as possible!), and there have certainly been a few days where we swapped our study notes for pyjamas and pillows.
Although it may not feel like it, we are still at uni, but this doesn’t mean we have to make it hard for ourselves! There’s a lot of things that can be done from the very comfort of our home. So if you’re struggling with your next assignment, you don’t have to run to your local library and bury yourself in books.
Just sit back, get yourself a cuppa, and check out some of these study supports you can access without even having to leave your bed.
By now you’re all probably absolute Zoom masters, and you’ve also figured out how to change your backgrounds to make your tutorials extra interesting. But did you know that your Academic Learning Advisors are also using Zoom too?
Previously, the Academic Support team had been rolling out face-to-face meet ups for students. Now that standing less than 1.5m away from someone is a thing of the past, the Learning Advisors have taken to Zoom to provide the same services.
After contacting a Learning Advisor, they’ll provide you with a link and then wham, bam, thank you ma’am! You’re getting support while staying comfy. Extra tip, they won’t see your bottom half, so feel free to leave your trackies on.
There are a number of different sessions you can set up, so make sure you find the right one for your learning style. You may want to check out:
Workshops: Study Skills, Maths and Statistics, Academic Writing Skills and English Language
Individual Consultations: Academic Writing and Study Skills, Econsult, Maths, Open Foundation/New Step/YAPUG, Research Writing
While Academic Learning Support is also operating out of Zoom, there’s one more vital piece to this puzzle, your PASS Leaders! Unfortunately, not all courses do have PASS available, however, the ones that do are certainly worth popping into. It’s the most optimal way to supercharge your study time, right from the comfort of your own bedroom.
Most PASS classes have moved online, so check the announcements on your Blackboard to see which available times suit you.
If you’ve had enough of Zoom over the last few weeks, there are other ways you can get help too. You’re probably using it to scroll through this article right now.
Academic Learning Support can also provide phone sessions with students who need academic support. It’s delivered the same way as mentioned previously, except now you don’t even have to change out of your lounge-around shirt too! Just indicate to your Learning Advisor that you’d prefer a call and they’ll be happy to help.
Now if you feel like you’re not up to having a chat after weeks of restricted social interaction, or if you’re just confident you’d like to have a crack on your own, there’s actually something for the internet surfer as well. The Academic Learning Support team has put together a plethora of online information to help you out with your academic writing, English language, Math and stat skills, study tips and even how to smash out your assignments.
On top of that, the Library is still able to be assessed without even having to walk up those treacherous Auchmuty stairs! If you’re really struggling with a subject, take a browse through the NEWCAT+ Library Catalogue. You can also get help with referencing, research and online tutorials about navigating the Library’s resources.
If all else absolutely fails, your student email is here to catch you when you fall. Let your Course Coordinator know if you are struggling with the content, and they should be able to point you in the right direction.
If you’re unsure of your Course Coordinator’s email, you can find it in Blackboard underneath the Contacts section.
So the next time you feel too lazy to get out of bed to find the right study support, just remember, you don’t always have to. Happy snoozing… I mean, studying!
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