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Indigenous Academic Mentoring 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.

  • 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 Canvas?
  • Do you know what other academic services exist on campus?

You can discuss the support you require from a Mentor in your first appointment with them. Mentor profiles are below and they will be bookable via Student Hub.

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

Indigenous Nursing Mentor, Aunty Leone Smith is available to all USC Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery students. Please book a Zoom/Phone appointment with Aunty Leone Smith via Student Hub.

Her availability on Student Hub is:

Week 1 to Week 13

Tuesday, 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday, 9am – 11am

Aunty Leone Smith

Arts and Creative Industries, Education, Social Science,

TPP and academic writing.

Janelle Sims

Sarah Macdermott-Pott

Business, Communication, Social Science, Law, Nursing & Midwifery, Education, TPP, academic writing.

Cheryl Livock

TPP, Academic Writing, Social Science, Health and Sport Science, Education, Enabling

Matt Styles

Ecology, Engineering, Environment, IT, Science, TPP, academic writing

Alistair Kerr

Bruce Cornish

Health & Sport Science, Education, Communication, TPP, academic writing

Asha Chalmers

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

Asha Sara, Hayley Hall,Lulu Littler

Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Health, Human and Mental Health Services

Julian Hunt 

Social Science, Law,TPP and academic writing

Brooke Phipps

Psychology and Mental Health/Health

Paula Major

TPP Maths, (Research) Statistics & Science

Kelli Grant

Drop-in sessions

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

Drop-in Schedules Sem 1

Sippy Downs Buranga Centre 10m - 2pm - Monday to Friday 

Caboolture Buranga Centre 10am - 2pm - Monday to Thursday

Moreton MBA.G.70 10am - 2pm - Monday to Friday

Fraser Coast - To Be advised

For more information please contact:

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