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STUDYSmarter for staff

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STUDYSmarter websiteThe STUDYSmarter team within Student Support Services provides a comprehensive program of academic skills development for all UWA students, and works with staff from across the university to support student learning.

Our aim is to provide innovative services to equip students of all capabilities with the language and learning skills required to achieve their academic potential. We run workshops, drop-in sessions and targeted consultations, and provide online and hard-copy study skills resources. Undergrads and coursework postgrads from any discipline can access our services.

You can view the range of resources and on-campus services we currently provide to students at www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au

In addition, we have a number of specialised services for staff, outlined below:

 

STUDYSmarter Services for UWA Staff

Online and print resources

We can provide a wide variety of material, both online and in hard copy, including:
  • STUDYSmarter slides for display in lectures/tutorials;
  •  Digital learning resources (e.g. videos, guides, links) for inclusion in LMS units, web pages, etc.;
  • Tutor packs with information about support services;
  • Copies of Survival Guides, STUDYSmarter flyers and posters for display or dissemination in classrooms;
  • Customised Survival Guides related to a unit’s assignments or learning outcomes;
  • Automatic group subscriptions to our weekly e-newsletter, GETSmart News


On-campus resources

We can work in person with you or your students by:
  • Speaking in a lecture, workshop or tutorial (approx. 5-10 mins) about STUDYSmarter services and support;
  • Providing academic conduct workshops as part of a targeted response to student plagiarism;
  • Negotiating referrals for students who have complex learning needs, e.g. time management, English language development or pre-requisite maths content;
  • Inviting tutors or teaching staff to run a ‘pop-up’ consultation hour alongside us at WRITESmart Drop-in




Staff collaboration and consultation

We can provide support to you and your colleagues by:
  • Presenting information sessions about STUDYSmarter services to groups of staff, sessional tutors or advisers;
  • Consulting with staff to provide feedback on assessment questions and rubrics (e.g. for writing and speaking tasks);
  • Consulting with staff to recommend resources for scaffolding student learning within units;
  • Supplying data on students’ uptake of STUDYSmarter services





We provide these services free to UWA Staff, however we may need advance notice for requests, particularly during busy periods.

We are also available to work with staff on more extensive projects, including customised workshops, lectures, videos, diagnostic assessments and other specialised resources or interventions. Due to the increased staff commitment of such requests, this may involve charges. Please contact us to find out more!