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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 and referencing skills. An academic skills adviser, a librarian and staff from a variety of courses will be available to assist.

What else is available?

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

  • make an appointment with an Student Academic Adviser, Student Central, Building C, Ground Floor by logging into Student Hub using your USC username and password and under the Home tab, navigate to Academic Advice, select Book Appointment
  • attend drop-in at Student Central, Building C, Ground Floor, 12noon–1pm (arrive 10 minutes early)
  • 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

Academic Skills Drop in at the Fraser Coast campus

For any and all subjects

When: To be advised

Where: Student Academic Support Room

Student-led study groups

When: To be advised

Where: Student Academic Support Room

Academic Skills Drop in at the Gympie campus

For any and all subjects

When: To be advised

Where: Student Central

Academic Skills Drop in at the SouthBank campus

For any and all subjects

When: To be advised

Where: To be advised

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

Check out the Business, Health, Psychology, Arts, Social Sciences, Nursing, Midwifery, Law, Criminology and Justice, Science, Technology, Engineering, or 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 Budi - Business drop in
When and where?

Business drop in

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

When: To be advised

Where: To be advised

What is Budi?

Budi is a 'safe space' where students and staff work together to provide some extra help with researching, writing or referencing for assignments. At BUdi, 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 BUdi 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 Budi but we will do our best to answer your questions.

Welcome to HEIdi - Health Education Information drop in
When is HEIdi?

Health Education, Information drop in

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

When: To be advised

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

What is HEIdi?

HEIdi 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 HEIdi but we will do our best to answer your questions. 

Welcome to PASSdi - Pyschology, Arts, and Social Sciences drop in
When and where?

Psychology, Arts and Social Sciences drop in

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

When: To be advised

Where: To be advised

What is PASSdi?

PASSdi is a ‘safe space’ where students and staff work together to provide some extra help with researching, writing or referencing for assignments. At PASSdi, 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 PASSdi 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 PASSdi 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: To be advised

Where: First floor (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 10.00am-12.00pm 

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

Academic support for STEM students

Academic Skills Advice

STEM Advisers are available at Fraser Coast and Sippy Downs campuses and 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)
When and where?

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

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 11.00am-1.00pm

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

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 academic skills 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.

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)
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