Study Support Sydney

Academic Support services are provided through the Notre Dame Study Centre (NDSC) located at Broadway on level 5 in Pioneer House (Building 5 on the university map).

Academic Support assists students in three strategic ways.

  1. Learning advisors encourage students to self-refer in optional formats (outside of class time).  These include:
    1. Lunchtime academic Study Skills workshops during semester and
    2. Drop-in support sessions in the library for students – further details are sent to students via email each semester as days and time vary.
    3. Learning advisors work with academics to assist with academic skill development during class time in courses.
    4. Learning advisors provide School specific mathematics support during the semester in School of Nursing, School of Business and in the Tertiary Preparatory Program (TPP).

Study Skills workshops are presented in partnership with the library and are designed to build academic skills and academic confidence in students. The workshops run for approximately 45 minutes so students have time to eat lunch and prepare for their next class. There is no need to book or register, you just need to show up!  Workshop attendance is a great way to connect with other students.

Academic Support deliver information to students about their services via their Notre Dame email, so it is imperative students check their emails regularly.

Please email sydney.aso@nd.edu.au or sydney.ndsc@nd.edu.au if you have any further queries.

Lunchtime Study Skills Workshop Timetable – Broadway S1, 2020

  • Study Skills Workshops

    The Notre Dame Study Centre provides free Study Skills workshops as a service to all students from the University of Notre Dame. These workshops aim to develop and enhance student academic skills in tertiary education. The workshops are developed and presented in partnership with the library. No sign up or registration is required. Often the workshops are presented in the library, however, always check the semester workshop timetable for details.

    Lunchtime Study Skills Workshop Timetable – Broadway S1, 2020

  • Personal consultations

    Personal consultations are available for students who require specialist support or who have been referred by an academic staff member.

    Students that require academic support will be directed to the drop-in sessions in the library to consult with a Learning Advisor.  A Learning Advisor can assist with queries related to study, time management, academic writing, essay structure, referencing, procrastination and more.

    Ensure you read your emails for further information on the drop-in sessions throughout the semester.

    For more information please email sydney.aso@nd.edu.au, with your name, student number and request.

    To ensure appointment availability please book in advance if possible

  • Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

    Notre Dame is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. Fundamental to this commitment is the upholding of academic integrity which is underpinned by the values of honesty, fairness, respect and responsibility.

    The University has implemented a range of strategies to support and enhance student academic integrity. AIM is one of the strategies used to assist and guide students on the rules, procedures and ethical behaviour associated with academic integrity.

    Academic Integrity Basics, Part 1 of AIM, introduces students to the basics of ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct at Notre Dame:

    • 1.1 Understanding academic integrity
    • 1.2 Practise ethical scholarship
    • 1.3 Respect intellectual property

    In addition to the Policy: Student Academic Integrity, there is the Code of Conduct for Students, Course Outlines, Marking Guides (for example, rubrics), Text-Matching Software, Library Services, the Notre Dame Study Centre (NDSC), and this Academic Integrity Module (AIM).

    If you are identified as having an inadequate understanding of academic integrity (through breaches of academic integrity in your assignments) you might be referred to the Notre Dame Study Centre and/or required to complete the Academic Integrity Module.