Here you will find useful information on a range of services to support you with your studies at UOW, ranging from peer support, the Library and 1:1 appointments with academics. If you can't find what you need, or need further help please get in touch with Student Central or find your answers at ASKUOW

Learning Co-Op

The Learning Co-Op offers a variety of study support tools to help you keep on track and hit your study targets. With over 100 online study resources, available 24/7, it is a great place to start when you’re looking for support with your studies. The Learning Co-Op also offers academic services. 

Visit their website to:

  • Chat to a Peer Academic Coach via Live Chat or Video Chat
  • Book an academic consultation
  • Register for a free study support seminar
  • Plan your assessments on the Assignment Calculator; a free tool that helps you plan your assessment step by step to help you keep track
  • Access the Learning Co-Op’s core online knowledge centre including: assessments, effective studying, finding and using information, referencing and citing, technology and software and more.


UOW Library provides access to resources and services, including help from our knowledgeable and friendly staff who you can contact by phone, email and Live Chat. Connect to Live Chat from Library web pages during standard operating hours to instant message a librarian with your questions.

Learning Development

UOW Learning Development offers free consultations (online or in person when possible) with UOW academic staff, seminars and online resources for any student seeking to improve their academic performance or get past those tricky threshold concepts. 

Our activities and resources cover areas such as academic writing, maths and stats, thesis writing, understanding different assessment types, study skills, and critical thinking. We also help students with their referencing skills and interpreting assignment feedback. 

24/7 support is also provided through Studiosity where you can submit a draft for feedback or ask a question in a real time chat at any time. 



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Compulsory for all new domestic and international coursework students.

StartSmart provides essential information skills to introduce you to the UOW academic environment and help you understand your student responsibilities. StartSmart will show you strategies and resources available to assist you in completing assessment tasks, and develop strong academic integrity practices.

Woolyungah Indigenous Centre (WIC)

WIC provide programs, services and facilities that encourage and support Indigenous Australians from entry to University, through to successful completion. With a focus on fostering a community environment, you’ll have the freedom to embrace your Indigenous culture and an opportunity to achieve academic excellence. WIC is here to help you meet other students, guide you through university life and support your professional development with rewarding and empowering opportunities.

WIC’s programs:

  • Indigenous tailored academic program (ITAP): a free face-to-face academic support initiative that connects students with tutors.
  • WIC Psychologist: Resident Indigenous psychologist available for appointments.
  • Career consolations: Personalised career consultations to help transition into the professional world.
  • WIC-ED: Uni Preparation program to help students utilise Indigenous perspectives in academia and to critically engage in their studies.


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At university, you're expected to research widely and build your knowledge from the expertise of others. Referring to appropriate academic sources will strengthen your argument and add credibility to your writing.

It's important to reference all your sources:

  • to allow you or someone else to find the source of your information
  • to avoid plagiarism by acknowledging when and where you’ve used the words or ideas of others

Ally Network

The UOW Ally Network sets out to develop a visible network of empathetic people who are allies of students and staff identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+)

Engineers Australia

As an engineering student you have more than assignments to consider. You’re probably thinking about how to start your career after graduation. You might be searching for ways to differentiate yourself from your peers. You may wonder if there are hands-on ways to learn more about your chosen occupation.

Use the resources at Engineers Australia's website to learn more about resources and services available to engineering students.