Student Learning Centre
The Student Learning Centre helps students make their learning experience at Flinders as productive as possible.
It is specifically designed to help students adjust to their first year of study, but offers assistance to all students throughout their time at university.
The centre is well known for its EXCELerate course tailored to suit the needs of all commencing students. During the year, academic support is provided to individuals or through specific sessions and programs integrated into undergraduate courses.
- critical thinking and problem solving skills
- note taking and note making
- effective reading and oral presentations
- developing an academic argument
- performing better in exams
- English language skills
- academic writing
- research skills
- using referencing systems.
There are computers available to students in the library and in faculty computer labs. They are equipped with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other relevant software.
All students have access to email and the internet.
The Library is a central resource for all students and is located on 4 sites on campus:
- The Central Library, situated on the plaza, holds materials to serve the whole university community.
- The Law Library, located on Level 3 on the Central Library, holds materials relevant to law and legal studies courses.
- The Sturt Library, located on Level 3 of the Sturt Buildings, specialises in the fields of nursing, midwifery and health sciences.
- The Gus Fraenkel Medical Library is located on Level 5 of the Flinders Medical Centre and services both students and Flinders Medical Centre staff.
All libraries have extensive print collections and all Flinders students can borrow material from any of our 4 libraries. Each library also provides attractive and comfortable study areas for group or individual work.
Computers and online resources
The Library offers a comprehensive range of online resources such as topic readings, databases, e-books and e-journals. These can be accessed by students 24/7, both on and off-campus. Each library has a large number of computers available for student use. Students can also use their laptops to access the wireless internet in all libraries. There are ample power points provided as well as facilities to recharge your laptop in a secure environment. Printing and photocopying services are also available.
Research Higher Degree Professional Development Program
A Professional Development Program for research higher degree students is run jointly by the Staff Development and Training Unit and the Student Learning Centre. It includes sessions on research skills and management, academic writing, publications and structuring a thesis, presentations and generic computer skills. Both centres also have a variety of other resources.
The Flinders University Student Association provides academic advocacy for Flinders University students. Information is available from the Flinders University Student Association about:
- the University's assessment policies
- how to apply for a supplementary exam
- how to request a re-mark or appeal against a final mark or preclusion
- 'show cause' letter
- advocacy on issues regarding academic integrity & dishonesty breaches
- plagiarism, collusion, falsification, misconduct & double submission of work
- passing or improving a grade
- review of student progress (GPA).