how to learn’ is the biggest favour you can do for yourself'
you need some extra help with your studies, talk with our Student Learning
Advisors. They have a wide range of study support skills and will help you to
become an independent learner. This
includes providing learning assistance to students with disabilities, such as note-taking, sign language,
specialised assessments, access to equipment and assistive technology, and
liaising with lecturing staff. When you want to access these services please
contact learning services staff on each of our campuses, by dropping into the
centrally located learning services areas, or by emailing:
Contact us if you need help with:
Time management tips and strategies.
Techniques for improving memory.
Understanding critical thinking in relation to academic writing.
Guidelines for preparing an oral presentation.
Analysing the question, essay planning, paragraph structure and how to self-check.
Academic integrity, how to reference in-text and end-of-text and writing style for referencing.
SQ3R reading method, reading preparation and strategies.
Use of internet sources, academic integrity and plagiarism.
Tests and Exams
Exam preparation and revision strategies.
Numeracy and Literacy
Basic maths and English.
To book an appointment with a Student Learning Advisor contact:
Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 0800 GO UCOL (0800 46 8265) (ask for assistance)
Whanganui Learning Hub Desk
Hours: Weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
Phone: 06 965 3801 ext. 60877
Hours: Weekdays 9:00am – 4:30pm
Phone: 06 946 2301 ext. 72044
Being prepared for your appointment:
- Turn up on time. This will ensure you get the most out of your appointment.
- Read through your work and identify the areas that you wish to focus on.
- Proof read (or get someone to proof read for you) your work for errors with spelling, punctuation and grammar.
What to bring:
- A printed copy of your work-no handwritten work please.
- The assignment question and marking schedule.
- Any questions you have regarding your assignment.
If you are unable to make your appointment you must contact either the Student Learning Advisor by email or phone (0800 46 8265). Failure to cancel prior to your appointment may result in you not being able to make further appointments.
We will work with you to be an independent, successful learner.