Indigenous Academic Mentoring and Drop-in Services - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Indigenous Academic Mentoring and Drop-in Services

What is IAM?

The Indigenous Academic Mentoring (IAM) program offers FREE tuition to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The assistance provided is based on an assessment of individual student study requirements.

Tuition is available throughout your studies.

To register for IAM, please complete the IAM Student Application form online.

  • Do you need to develop your study and time management skills?
  • Do you need to get started on an assignment?
  • Do you need to know how to search databases or find journal articles?
  • Do you need help with referencing?
  • Do you need to know how to navigate Blackboard?
  • Do you know what other academic services exist on campus?
How do I access Mentors

Mentors are available face to face, via phone, email, Zoom or during Drop-ins on campus. See Drop-ins below.

How do I book Mentors

Book online through Student Hub.

  • Please have a copy of your assignment, your course outline, assignment instructions and marking criteria/rubric with you in your appointment
Mentor Profiles

You can choose the IAM mentor you prefer to book with from the list below:

Area of expertise Mentor

Arts and Creative Industries, Education, Social,

Human and Mental Health Services, TPP

Cheryl Livock

Janelle Simms

Sarah Macdermott-Pott

Physical Health Sciences and Services (Nursing, Midwifery, TPP)

Asha Sara

Hayley Hall

Hayley Mongta

Kristy Benson

Sarah Elphick

Ecology, Engineering, Environment, IT, Science, TPP

Alistair Kerr

Bruce Cornish

Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Health, Education and academic writing.

Matt Styles

Drop-in sessions

Weekly Virtual Drop-in with Matt Styles - Wednesday between 1pm-2pm book via Student Hub.

Drop-in sessions occur across campuses, (except during semester break).

Drop-in Schedules are available on Blackboard.

For more information please contact:

Indigenous Services
Tel: +61 7 5456 5889
Email: iam@usc.edu.au