Student Learning Zone

Improve your academic skills

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Unlock your potential by using our resources and services to develop your study and independent learning skills.  Learn to research, write, reference, and submit your assessments with confidence.

Online resources

Quick guides

Our Quick guides are packed with tips and strategies to help you improve your study skills and complete your assignments with confidence.

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Short videos and workshop recordings on a range of study skills, assessment, and referencing topics.

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Studying in the sciences

Resources for first-year students specific to studying in the sciences

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Numeracy resources designed to help you understand key maths topics and apply them in your studies.

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Academic Integrity

It's essential to understand what academic integrity is and how to practice it. The Academic Integrity Module is mandatory for all students to complete before the end of their first term.

Academic Integrity
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Turnitin is a tool to help you practice academic integrity. It is a web-based text-matching system that compares your submission to sources held in its repository, checking for similarity.

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Using Generative AI tools

Learn about Generative AI tools, when you can use them, and how to use them with academic integrity

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Online interactive learning modules on Study Skills, Numeracy Skills and Digital Skills developed in collaboration with the library.

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Related links


Help accessing and installing Grammarly

Online proctored exams

Online exam information and onboarding

Academic Integrity Module

Complete the mandatory Academic Integrity Module

Watch to find out more about the Learning Zone and how we can help you

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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 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.

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 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 [email protected], call on 1800 724 357, 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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