Student Learning

Congratulations on becoming a university student! The demands of academic work and establishing a social life create challenges. These challenges are spelt out in the Being a Successful Student handout.

Use these workshops to help you adjust to your new learning environment and become a self-directed learner.

  • Uni Prep – workshops to prepare for university study

  • Smart Start – Learn about academic study and writing before lectures start

  • Individual appointments – discuss your learning needs with a learning adviser at Student Learning

  • New Students' Orientation – attend orientation sessions on introductory essay writing, introductory study tips and MyVictoria. Join Mature Students Orientation, Campus Coaches, library tours and campus tours.

You may also like to read Study Tips for New Students.


Coping with academic work

During the first week of your lectures, read your course outline carefully to find out what is expected of you while you are studying. While you are studying at Victoria, you can also work with staff at the Student Learning to help you achieve your academic potential. Useful academic writing, study, and maths workshops will help you develop your skills for university study. Individual appointments are also available at all levels, from 1st year to postgraduate.


Helpful guides & resources

  • Get your copy of the 'New Student Orientation Guide'. This guide gives you details about first year orientation, study and life at Victoria.

  • Read the 'Student Guide' to find services and information to help you succeed at Victoria. The campus has many workshops and activities for you.

  • Download the 'Getting Started Guide' to help you get started at University.

  • 'Being a Successful Student' is a brief guide for first year students.

  • Access the Student Learning online resources site Studyhub for tips on academic reading, writing, exam, research and study skills.