Student Learning Centre

The Student Learning Centre (SLC) is an academic unit which offers support in the areas of:

  • Academic writing
  • Basic mathematics
  • Endnote
  • General study skills

 

 

Contact us

slc@flinders.edu.au
Learning Lounge, level 1 Central Library, Bedford Park campus
Skype appointments available
Student Learning Centre Office, Basement Registry Annex, Bedford Park campus

 

Learning Lounge

Semester 1, 2018

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Central Library

Academic writing and general study skills

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm
11am - 3pm
Basic maths skills 11am - 3pm   11am - 3pm   11am - 3pm
Using Endnote 1pm - 4pm     10am - 1pm  
Basic statistics   10am - 1pm      

Sturt Library

Academic writing

Basic maths

Using Endnote

General study skills

2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm  

Victoria Square

Academic writing

General study skills

 

10am - 12pm

2pm - 4pm

     

Tonsley

(Rm 1.35)

Academic writing

Basic maths

Using Endnote

General study skills

        1pm-4pm

No appointment necessary

Come in to speak with an academic advisor

 

Services and Resources

Academic Advisor appointments

You can book an appointment with an Academic Advisor via CareerHub. Academic Advisors are also available to speak with at the Learning Lounge.

Academic Skills Kit

Visit the Academic Skills Kit.

Learning Lounge

The Learning Lounge is a free drop in service where you can go to get one-on-one assistance from an academic staff member. Our staff can help you:

  • Understand your assignment requirements
  • Structure your assignment
  • Express your ideas more clearly
  • Enhance your academic writing style
  • Understand referencing conventions
  • Improve your understanding and application of grammar rules
  • Improve your self-editing skills
  • Update your basic maths skills

You can visit the Learning Lounge in the Central Library at the Bedford Park campus to speak with one of our Academic Advisors.

Referencing resources

Referencing is a standard convention in academic and professional communication, designed to inform the reader of where you found a piece of information you used in a piece of written work.

There are a number of referencing systems used at Flinders University, with certain systems being preferred in different academic disciplines. We have a number of guides and resources to help you when you're completing your assignments and assessment pieces.

Study guides

We provide a range of study guides designed to help students develop their academic abilities and skills, including:

Studiosity 

Academic writing is one of the trickiest, yet most important parts of student life. Undergraduate students get free access to Studiosity, which is designed to support you with core study and writing skills, aiming to improve your confidence and academic success. Studiosity is available online 24/7 throughout the year, even during semester breaks. 

You can access Studiosity via your Flinders dashboard, or via the Studiosity topic in Flinders Learning Online (FLO).

Draft assignment feedback 

You can upload up to two draft assignments to Studiosity per week (max 1500 words per assignment), and an English specialist will provide you with feedback in less than 24 hours, including comments, suggestions and encouragement about how you can improve your work. You can either submit two separate assignments once, or a single assignment twice in one week. Assignments can be for any subject and at any stage of your draft. 

Live chat 

Studiosity live chat offers online one-to-one, personal help with your study questions. Students can utilise up to two live chats (approx. 20 min each) per week. Subject specialists can help you with your independent and critical thinking, and are available from 2.30pm until 11.30pm, Sunday to Friday (South Australian local time). 

 

 

Programs

Academic Preparation Program

The Academic Preparation Program has been developed to help get you off to the best possible start at Flinders. Each 50 minute session has been co-created by our academic staff and our students to give you the information and skills you will need while you are at University.

English Language Support Program (ELSP)

The ELSP has been developed to assist students who come from a non-English speaking background to improving their English, specifically in the academic context. 

Semester 1 2018 dates: Weeks 4, 5 and 6. No classes during mid-semester break. Final three classes in Weeks 7, 8 and 9.  

Pop-up seminars

Throughout the year, we offer a number of pop-up sessions to help you with a range of study skills, show you how to use different tools and help you get the most out of your studies.