Learning Hub services
The Learning Hub is the place to develop and extend skills, for every student, at every level, on every campus through workshops, walk-ins and consultations.
We offer specialist and peer support for Academic English, Writing, Study Skills, Maths, Chemistry, Library Skills and Digital Literacy.
These programs offer a range of activities to assist you with your learning and studying during the semester.
Drop-in learning support with Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs)
PLAs (Peer Learning Advisers) are high performing students who have been carefully selected to help you with your study and assignments. They are friendly and eager for you to drop-in and ask them about:
- planning & writing assignments
- presenting to others
- managing your time.
PLAs are from many different discipline areas, for example, Health Sciences, Education, Pharmacy. They can be found at the Bundoora and City campuses as well as Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton.
Semester 2 Timetable
Please note: PLAs are in various locations so please check your campus information. They are not available on University holidays.
Library Opening Hours on these days for all campuses can be found on their website.
The PLAs are located in The Learning Hub behind Writer's Block Cafe. Register with the concierge and they will direct you to a PLA.
Drop in, or queue via Ask La Trobe:
The PLAs can be found in the Learning Hub within the Library
The PLAs can be found in the Library
You can find the Mildura PLAs in The Hub
The PLAs can be found near the lockers downstairs on campus.
The PLAs are located in room 2.22B - Level 2, La Trobe City Campus, 360 Collins St
Other Learning Hub Support - Academic English, Maths and Science Hubs, Student Learning Lecturers
The Maths Hub and The Science Hub are available at Melbourne Campus, the Maths Hub is also available at Bendigo Campus. Visit their LMS pages to discover how to get help if you are on a different campus.
We also offer support for Academic English, see the table below to find out how to get support for Academic English on your campus.
Our Student Learning Lecturers are also available to students, scroll down to find out how to get support from them.
Academic English Support
Drop in, or queue via Ask La Trobe:
|Email to arrange an appointment|
Thursday 10am - 6pm
(please tell us you are from City campus)
Student Learning Lecturers
Peer-supported learning in disciplines (Learning Hub Workshops)
Join a discipline specific peer-lead study group to get the most out of your studies. Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs) with recent experience of studying in specific discipline areas are running study support workshops during the semester.
Subject Coordinators: We offer workshops to develop students’ skills for assessment tasks.
Contact your local Learning Hub to discuss embedded workshops at your campus. If you would like to request a targeted workshop, please give us 3 weeks' notice prior to the proposed workshop date.
Help from a Librarian in the Learning Hub
1pm - 6pm
360 Collins Street, Level 2, Room 2.23A
One Step Ahead (1-day preparing for uni program)
Do you want to be One-Step-Ahead in your studies? This all-day program is especially designed to prepare you for university study and increase your chances of success. If you have already done a semester or two of uni but feel you need some more help with your skills then attending One-Step-Ahead could increase your chances of success.
- Organise your study
- Plan, structure and write academic assessments
- Read effectively and take notes
- reference, paraphrase and summarise
Watch this space for the next One-Step-Ahead workshops
We support postgraduate students by offering a range of additional services, depending on whether you are a Postgraduate Coursework or Higher Degree Research (HDR) student.
Referencing and citation
Universities are very careful about acknowledging where information and ideas come from. This means that the use of other people’s ideas in your work needs to be referenced. Different areas of study have specific ways of referencing, all of which require practice and take time to master. Become more proficient and confident by getting the referencing help you need.
Do you have the academic skills you need to achieve at uni? Click on the modules below to find out what you need to know, learn great tips, see examples of important skills at work, try out your skills, and find links to further resources.
Writing Feedback and online chat
- Studiosity gives you feedback and strategies to help you develop your writing and study skills.
- Connect Live chat offers general and first-year level advice on language, study skills, stats, accounting, and economics after hours.
- Writing feedback will generally be returned within 24 hours. You then need to reflect on how to improve your work before you hand it in. So don’t leave it to the last minute!
- Studiosity writing tutors will not edit or rewrite your written work, advise on content, nor tell you how to answer the question. They will comment to identify where you can improve your grammar, spelling, structure and clarity of your writing.
- You can use Studiosity up to 10 times in 2019.
The Library Live Chat gives advice on research, referencing, searching for resources.