Student Learning Zone

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Welcome to the Student Learning Zone.

The Learning Experience Team supports students' development of self-management, language, learning and critical thinking skills as well as the development of academic literacy, numeracy and integrity.

The Student Learning Zone offers an extensive range of learning support services, resources and programs to support all award coursework studies. If you would like to know more about our services, please see the links below. We look forward to meeting you.

Please note: Learning Adviser appointments are available in person, by phone or online via Zoom. All our workshops are currently online.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Student Learning Zone services

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Welcome to Southern Cross University Student Learning Zone.

Here, we support our student’s development of academic literacy, numeracy and integrity, as well as self-management, learning strategies, referencing and critical thinking skills.

The Student Learning Zone has a number of options to support your coursework study, including appointments with a Learning Adviser, Workshops, academic integrity support, and Grammarly.

Our Quick Guides offer guidance for preparation, writing and the study skills necessary to be successful at university. These guides cover over 100 topics and assignment types to help you with your studies. We also have a range of introductory modules for many topics in mathematics and science.

Our 'How to’ Videos can help with referencing styles and our Turnitin and academic integrity modules can help you develop critical thinking and academic writing practices that will ensure success in higher education.

The SCU StudyHub is an essential online resource developed in collaboration with the Library to support students in their study and to engage students in self-directed, interactive learning.

Learning Adviser appointments of up to 30 mins via telephone, zoom or face to face, are available for individuals or small groups seeking study skills or assignment related advice and feedback.

The Student Learning Zone also runs online academic skills workshops on a wide range of topics. Students can register for workshops online and also access the recordings of previous workshops.

The PALS and SCU Mates peer programs assist students in adapting to student life and university culture. The PALS program is a free, academic peer-to-peer support program where highly successful students help first year students by sharing their study strategies on how to study well in a unit they have already completed.

You can also request an SCU Mate mentor who uses their own student experience to assist you with your transition to university.

The Student Learning Zone is here to help you succeed in your university life. You can contact us via email at, call on 02 6626 9262, or login via our webpage for all your student support needs.

We look forward to seeing you throughout your time at SCU and please, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

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The Southern Cross University StudyHub is a new online resource to support students throughout their learning journey with Southern Cross University.

Developed in collaboration between the SCU Library and Student Learning Zone, it is a ‘hub’ or landing site that draws together essential resources to support students in their units of study and beyond.

Topics organised under the headings of Study Skills, Numeracy Skills, and Digital Skills are accessible 24/7 and engage students in self-directed, interactive learning according to need and interest.

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PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning Support) Mentors

Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS) Mentors are highly successful students that share their study strategies, unpack assignments and rubrics, and provide a positive peer support study space.

Find your PALS
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SCU Mates - Peer mentoring program

SCU Mates are trained, experienced student Mentors who support commencing students adjust to student life and university culture. Click the link below if you would like to become a mentor or find a mentor for your next study Term.

Register for SCU Mates
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Learning Advisers - Assessment help and academic support

If you need help with an assessment, referencing, or other academic support, Learning Adviser appointments are available via Zoom, telephone, and in person from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4.30 pm.

Book an appointment
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