About this session

This workshop will explore how Learning Advisers can help students develop the study skills they need for university. Learning advisers assist undergraduate and postgraduate students in all programs to clarify ideas from workshops and develop their study skills. They provide feedback on assignments and help students develop effective reading, writing and time management strategies.

Learn how a Learning Adviser can support staff, what resources are available and how they help students to:

  • clarify ideas and concepts covered in workshops and how to develop the skills introduced
  • interpret and use feedback from lecturers, tutors or supervisors
  • develop reading and assignment-writing skills and manage the research process
  • adapt to HDR (Higher Degree by Research) studies
  • gain feedback on first few assignments before submission
  • clarify assignment expectations
  • help students prepare for exams, tackle specific subject-related issues and avoid procrastination
  • develop numeracy skills
  • manage any problems arising with, lecturers, tutors or supervisors in a confidential manner
  • develop academic language skills.


  • Michael Welch, UQ Learning Adviser

Who should attend

  • Course coordinators
  • Lecturers
  • Tutors
  • Teaching support staff.

Benefit of attending

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Enhance their understanding of the breadth of support and resources available for students to develop the study skills they need for university.

About Ready to Teach Week Sem 1 2023

Ready to Teach Week is a bi-annual event, consisting of online and in-person activities designed to help you prepare course materials for the upcoming semester.