Get free help with Uni and assignments – right here on campus (or online)!

Get free help with Uni and assignments – right here on campus (or online)!

Need help preparing for assignments and exams or managing your study? All La Trobe students have free and unlimited access to face-to-face help at EVERY campus.

It doesn’t matter which course you’re studying or what type of assessment or study you’re working on, the Learning Hub at your campus is the best place to find help.

What is the Learning Hub anyway?

The Learning Hub has a physical location at each La Trobe campus that you can visit in person. Get one-to-one advice from Peer Learning Advisors (students who know their way around an assignment and study plan), Student Learning Lecturers, English Language Development tutors, Library Learning Advisors and other expert tutors.

Where can I find it at my campus?

All campus locations and services can be found on this page on the LMS. Note the location of the Learning Hub at your campus below.

CampusLocation
BundooraLevel 1 on the right of the
Borchardt Library behind
Writer’s Block Cafe
CityVia Ask La Trobe on Level 2
BendigoAt the entrance to the Library
Albury-WodongaIn the David Mann
Library, at the PLA’s desk
MilduraAt the PLA desk in
The Hub
SheppartonNear the lockers downstairs
for PLAs, or upstairs in room 213

Asking for help is a good thing, it means you care about your work. PLAs aren’t perfect students by any means, and the secret is that we use the PLA service just as much as any other student does. Every one of us has struggled with uni work at some point, which means the advice we give comes from a place of familiarity and experience, not superiority. I’d definitely emphasise the PEER aspect of the name.”

Nick, Peer Learning Adviser and third year Physiotherapy student

What can they help with exactly?

Get across the services available to you at the Learning Hub below, and remember, don’t wait until you’re struggling (although you’re welcome then as well).

Writing Skills:

  • Plan, draft and edit your assignments
  • Use your research in your writing:
  • Quoting, paraphrasing, referencing

Study Skills:

  • Manage your time
  • Take notes for study
  • Presentation Skills
  • Prepare for exams.

English Language Skills:

  • Improve your vocab
  • Improve your grammar
  • Improve your comprehension
  • Improve your speaking and writing

Maths Skills (via the Maths Hub):

  • Basic maths
  • Advanced maths
  • Statistics

Science Skills (via the Science Hub)

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics

Library Research Skills:

  • Find relevant resources for research assessments
  • Referencing

Digital Literacy Skills:

  • Using online learning systems
  • Advanced database searching
  • Software for study: including Excel, Word, NVivo, Endnote, Mendeley, SPSS.
Talk to a Peer Learning Adviser (PLA) from your discipline.

When are they open?

Up-to-date hours for Learning Hub locations at each campus can be found here.

Do I have to book?

Drop in when the Hub at your campus is open and chat to a PLA or Adviser, or make a time through the Ask Zone at Bendigo and Bundoora Campuses. Some services such as Academic English can require bookings – you can check which services require bookings at your campus here.

For Library support, drop in via the Ask Zone or desk; phone your Library, or use Library Chat.

Email your local Learning Hub to make a time that suits you and to get advice. Emails addresses for each campus are listed below:

Can I get help online?

Absolutely! The Learning Hub has its own module within the LMS with a bunch of useful tools and services. Here, we’ll list the top online services.

Studiosity

You might see ads online offering ‘assignment writing services’ – absolutely DO NOT take their bait. They’ll take your money and then you’ll get caught out for cheating, which is really serious.

The University offers a FREE online assignment help service called Studiosity, which:

  • Gives you detailed feedback on your assignments within 24 hours
  • Offers strategies to help you develop your writing and study skills
  • Connects you to Live chat with experts until midnight with general and first-year level advice on language, study skills, stats, accounting, and economics
  • Identify where you can improve your grammar, spelling, structure and clarity of your writing 
  • You can use up to 15 times each semester.

Achieve@Uni

Achieve@Uni is your one-stop-shop online for all those classic Uni questions – from research and assignment writing through to time management and referencing.

It has a lot of the tips and advice you’d hear when you visit the Learning Hub on campus, but it’s conveniently all online. This online resource gets into the nitty-gritty details and how-to’s you need to know.

LIBRARY E-LEARNING VIDEOS

The Library has a collection of super-practical videos housed online you can access from anywhere. These videos explain everything from academic integrity and referencing through to how to use library search and locate scholarly journals.

Assessment planner

La Trobe’s Assessment Planner is completely magic. Simply enter your start date, due date and subject code, and this wizard will calculate exactly what you need to do and when you need to have it done by. It’ll show you a countdown so you know how long you have to complete your assessment, as well as break it up into tasks such as research, drafting, reviewing and rewriting – and you can even get reminders for each task to keep you on track. Your plan is tailored to each individual subject, too. Like we said, magic. It also lists out places to go if you need support.

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