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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.

To get a better understanding of your unit, you can also contact Learning Skills Advisors from your Faculty, or book a virtual drop-in session.

Improve your English skills

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

Library

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

During Semester one, online drop-in tutoring will be available weekly from 11am to 2pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

To speak with a drop-in tutor during these times, just connect using the Zoom link or enter Zoom ID number 382 962 180. Alternatively, you can email Lenise.Prater@monash.edu or Susie.Phillips@monash.edu for tutorial assistance (during the above hours).

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

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

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. Just remember to socially distance on campus.

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.

Class types
A variety of learning activities may be scheduled on your timetable, including tutorials, workshops, lectures and other class types. For the remainder of Semester one, all lectures, workshops and seminars will be online. While learning online, you may be required to complete learning activities on your own, in small groups virtually, or with your whole class using Zoom.

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.

If you have kids at home, try to find time to study when they're busy, for example, early in the morning or late in the evening. To keep your kids preoccupied while you’re studying, perhaps you could connect them to virtual zoos, museums and galleries.

Contact us for further information

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