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What is a drop in session?

It's a chance to ask an academic skills adviser about your writing or study skills. They are 10-15 minute consultations, and no bookings are required.

  • Do you need to get started on an assignment?
  • Do you need to know how to find books or journal articles?
  • Are you unsure how to structure an assignment?
  • Do you need help deciding if a source is scholarly or peer-reviewed?
  • Do you need help with referencing?
  • Do you want to work with course staff and other students?
  • Do you have a specific question about an assignment?

If so, come along to a drop-in session to build research, writing, study and referencing skills. An academic skills adviser, a librarian and staff from a variety of courses will be available to assist.

Peer support is also available at various drop-in sessions - look for Study Leaders in the blue shirts.

What else is available?

If you cannot make it to the drop-in sessions:

  • make an appointment with a Student Academic Adviser, by logging into Student Hub using your USC username and password and under the Home tab, navigate to Academic Advice, select Book Appointment
  • see a Librarian on Level 1 of the Library and find out about research classes
  • check out the Guides at USC library which can help you do assignment research
  • browse the Academic Skills resources on Blackboard
  • talk with your tutor, lecturer or course coordinator                      
Academic Skills Drop in Sessions

Ask an academic skills adviser about your writing or study skills. Advisers are available for 10-15 minute consultations, and no bookings are required.

Academic Skills Drop in at the Sunshine Coast campus                            

For any and all subjects                                                                                                                                   

When: Monday to Friday 12noon-1pm  

Where: EG.10 (Weeks 1-13)

Where: Student Central, Building C (All other weeks of the year)

Academic Skills Library Drop in

For any and all subjects

When: Monday to Friday 10.30-11.30am (Weeks 2-13)

Where: Level 1, USC Library

Peer support is also available at Academic Skills drop-in sessions - look for Study Leaders in the blue shirts.

Academic Skills Drop in at the Fraser Coast campus

For any and all subjects 

When: Tuesdays 1-2 pm and Thursdays 1-2 pm (Weeks 1-13)

Where: Library 

Student-led study groups

When: 

Mondays 11am-12noon

Tuesdays 12noon-1pm

Fridays 9-10am and 12noon-1pm

Where: Student Academic Support Room (Weeks 1-13)

Peer support is also available at Academic Skills drop-in sessions - look for Study Leaders in the blue shirts.

Academic Skills drop-in session for Indigenous students

When: Fridays from 10am-12pm

Where: Buallum Jarl-Bah room in C-block

Academic Skills Drop in at the Gympie campus

For any and all subjects

When: Wednesdays 1-2pm (Weeks 1-13)

Where: GY.G.17

Academic Skills Drop in at the SouthBank campus

For any and all subjects

When and Where: 

Drop in days and times for SouthBank campus will be advertised through Student Hub.

Please login to Student Hub to check details.

Academic Skills Drop in at the Caboolture campus

For any and all subjects

When: 

Mondays 11:00am-12:30pm (Weeks 1-6, 8-13)

Tuesdays 12:30-2:00pm (Weeks 5-13)

Fridays 10:30am-12:00pm (Weeks 1-5,7,9-13)

Where: Library (Weeks 1-13)

Student-led study groups

Nursing Drop in

When: Thursday 10:00am -12:00pm

Where: Library (Weeks 1-13)

USC also offers course specific drop in sessions on the Sunshine Coast campus

Check out the Business, Health, Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, Law, Criminology and Justice, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths tabs below for course specific support.

Are you enrolled in COR109? Stop by any of our drop in sessions if you have questions about that subject.

Welcome to Business drop in
When and where?

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except during semester breaks.

When: Thursdays 12noon-2pm

Where: Room EG.14, Building E, Sunshine Coast campus

What is Business drop in?

Business drop in is a 'safe space' where students and staff work together to provide some extra help with researching, writing or referencing for assignments. At this drop in, student support is offered by an academic skills adviser, a librarian and staff from a variety of courses (your course coordinator will advertise which weeks a course tutor will be available at Business drop in for consultation).

If you have a question about researching for your assignment, or a short query about assignment structure or referencing, do come along and drop in.

Bring your task, marking criteria and your own questions.

Just remember, we can't proofread at Business drop in but we will do our best to answer your questions.

Welcome to Health drop in
When is Health drop in?

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except during semester breaks.

When: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am

Where: First floor (E1 Lab area), Building E, Sunshine Coast campus

What is Health drop in?

Health drop in aims to provide some extra help researching or writing your assignment.

If you have a short query on a referencing issue or on an assignment that you are working on, come along to the drop in.

Bring along a copy of your course outline, assignment topic, and course materials as relevant.

Just remember, we can't proofread at Health drop in but we will do our best to answer your questions. 

Welcome to Psychology, Arts, and Social Sciences drop in
When and where?

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except for semester breaks.

When: Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Where: Room EG.13, Building E, Sunshine Coast campus

What is Psychology, Arts, and Social Sciences drop in?

Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences drop in is a ‘safe space’ where students and staff work together to provide some extra help with researching, writing or referencing for assignments. At this drop in, student support is offered by an academic skills adviser, a librarian and staff from a variety of courses (your course coordinator will advertise which weeks a course tutor will be available at Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences drop in for consultation).

If you have a quick question about researching for your assignment, or a short query about assignment structure or referencing, do come along and drop in.

Bring your assignment question, marking criteria and course materials as relevant.

Just remember, we can't proofread at Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences drop in but we will do our best to answer your questions.

Welcome to SMANA - Midwives and Nurses Association drop in

USC Students and Midwives and Nurses Association offers drop ins for students studying Nursing and Midwifery subjects.

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except for semester breaks.

When: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am and Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm

Where: First floor (E1 Lab area), Building E, Sunshine Coast campus

Law, Criminology and Justice drop in

Drop ins for students studying first year Law, Criminology and Justice.

Semester 1 (weeks 2–13) except for semester breaks.

When: Fridays 10am-12noon 

Where: Moot Court, Room JG.15, Building J, Sunshine Coast campus

Academic support for STEM students

Academic Skills Advice

STEM Advisers can help you with the following:

  • Study and time management skills
  • Getting started with your assessments
  • Developing your own editing skills
  • Database searching and referencing
  • Assistance with maths, science, engineering and IT
  • You may book an appointment through Student Hub (*phone consultations are also available)
What is Popup SQuAd?

Popup SQuAds are drop-in sessions in a collaborative learning environment that offer the opportunity for quick, targeted assistance that 'pops up' several times a week.

Course tutors and a STEM Adviser will be at Popup SQuAd, waiting to answer your questions.

If you see the Popup SQuAd flag and you have a question about anything in your course (admin, assessment, content), just stop and ask.

When and where?

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 2–13) except for semester breaks.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11am-1pm

Where: Ground Floor, Building I, Sunshine Coast campus (*look for the Popup SQuAd banner under the eaves near Brasserie)

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Tuesdays   11am - 12pm
Wednesdays   11am - 12pm
Thursdays  
Digital Skills drop-in

Digital Skills drop-in sessions will be returning in a new and improved format in Semester 2, 2018

LANTITE

STEM advisers are able to assist you with numeracy skills in preparation for the LANTITE test.

LANTITE numeracy resources are available on Blackboard

  • Student dashboard > Organisations > LANTITE Resources
  • Quick Links > Academic Skills > STEM > Mathematics and Statistics (Numeracy)
Welcome to Education drop in
When and where?

Semester 1 and 2 (weeks 1–10) except during semester breaks.

When: Mondays 11am-1pm

Where: Room DG.46, Building D, Sunshine Coast campus

What is Education drop in?

Education drop in is a place for Education students to meet on a regular basis to get advice, help and support in their transition to university life. Students will have time to work on their assignments, share ideas and resources related to teaching and learning, share tips for success at university and gain valuable academic and social support. A focus topic will be discussed each week depending on student needs.

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