Academic and Peer Support
The Academic and Peer Support (APS) team develop and provide academic skills resources and support services to students and staff.
As part of your inclusive teaching practice, ensure students are made aware of the study support and peer mentoring available to them. Students can access all resources listed at the Study Support website.
- UniStart – a CloudDeakin transition site for all new Deakin students. UniStart has information, tips and checklists about orientation, digital tools and study strategies. Please note: Staff can self-register in UniStart via CloudDeakin
- UniStart orientation workshops are accessible via the UniStart site
- One-to-one appointments with Language and Learning Advisers. Zoom appointments only in 2020
- Smarthinking: Online tutoring and writing feedback 24/7
- Academic skills guides
- Deakin trimester and assignment planners
- Deakin guide to referencing
- English language support
- Higher Degree by Research study support.
- Student Writing Mentors and Maths Mentors can assist with writing assignments or maths help.
- Student Helping Students Hub provides academic, practical and social support.
If you identify students who would benefit from improving academic or writing skills, make a point of referring them to APS services and resources as part of giving regular feedback to students on their academic progress and assignments.
Academic and Peer Support (APS) collaborate with Faculty teaching staff to scaffold student writing and communication skills in units and courses. The APS team can provide academic literacies development that embeds targeted support in your unit or course to assist in the development of students’ reading, writing and oral communication skills. See the Academic and Peer support blog for further information about how the team can assist you in your teaching.
Teaching academic literacies: A transition toolkit
Academic Support has a suite of customisable teaching and learning activities available to all teaching staff to assist them in integrating academic literacies into their unit or course. Resources are based on best-practice collaborations between unit teaching staff and Language and Learning Advisers (LLAs) in the embedding of academic literacies within curricula, particularly in the lead up to early written assessments.
Find out more about the Transition Toolkit