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Study support

Study coaching - Resuming in Semester 1, 2021

If you feel overwhelmed by your studies, you can book a study coaching session. The 30 minute appointment will be held online on Google Meet. Once booked, you’ll receive a link to use at the time of your appointment. Just make sure that you’re logged into your Monash student account and you have a reliable internet connection.

Improve your English skills

Student Academic Success has resources to help you with your academic English skills.  You can also book in with an adviser for help with your academic English expression or grammar.

English Connect has plenty of resources to help you to practice your spoken English and social communication skills. To learn more, see English Connect Online.

Library Research Skills drop-in sessions

Drop-in online to get expert advice from a librarian. In these drop-ins, Librarians work with students to support them gain access to relevant sources for research and assignments.

Our libraries have a wealth of resources. Online library guides are created by subject matter experts on topics such as searching the Monash library catalogue, or citations and referencing for your assignments. You can also access subject-specific guides that link to useful tools, websites, databases and resources. Check out our information sheet to learn more about using our library guides(pdf 0.82 mb).

If you're struggling to afford hardcopy textbooks, you might be able to access them online. See if your textbook is available through the Library website.

Specialist support

Support for first-year students
If you need help to stay on top of your units, join Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). These sessions are run by a senior student who will cover unit content as well as study skills. As a first-year student, you'll also be paired with a peer mentor from your faculty, who can share with you tips about studying at Monash.

Support for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students

The William Cooper Institute provides cultural connection and range of support, including tutoring and textbook subsidies.

Our Indigenous Academic Enhancement Program (IAEP) also provides one-on-one tutoring. You can request a tutor by completing the registration form.

Disability, medical or mental health support

Monash has support available for those who have a disability or an ongoing medical or mental health condition (including students with learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum). We also support carers and elderly community members. Find out more and register for assistance on our Disability Support Services website.You can also connect with a peer by getting involved in the disability support mentoring program.

Learning technologies

Moodle

Moodle is an essential go-to point for:

  • course content
  • reading lists
  • assessment and study requirements
  • assignment uploads
  • discussion forums
  • contact information your tutors and lecturers.

Moodle shows you the weekly requirements for your units, recordings you should watch, and scheduled Zoom sessions. Make sure you check Moodle regularly to stay up to date.

If you have questions about your units, Moodle discussion forums are a good starting point. You might feel nervous about using the discussion forums, but a good forum post doesn’t need to be perfect. You can ask questions, offer suggestions, expand on a topic, or offer your own advice to other students – this way, your teachers and peers can help you succeed.

Echo360 and Panopto
You may use Echo360 to watch lecture recordings or Panopto to upload your a video assignment.

Zoom
Zoom is a technology used to facilitate meetings and online classes.

Technical support
To learn more about our online learning and teaching technologies (including Moodle, Zoom, Panopto, Echo360, eExams and more), you can watch our quick start video guides or take a look at accessing student learning systems.

If you experiencing technical issues, you can submit a request thorugh the MyIT catalogue, or contact the ServiceDesk.

Internet access
If you need internet access, you can connect to the Monash wifi at one of our campus libraries.

Enrolments, units and timetables

These key resources can help you enrol and stay on track while you learn online:

If you have any questions about enrolment or course administration, contact us at Monash Connect.

Resources to study online successfully

We’ve collated a range of articles and modules to help you succeed while studying online:

Remember to be gentle with yourself while studying from home, and try not to worry if things are taking a bit longer than usual. It's helpful to plan your study schedule in small, manageable blocks (e.g. 20 minutes) so you can achieve specific tasks in those windows.

Contact us for further information

For all your questions and for support, contact our friendly team at Monash Connect.