Learning Development

Learning Development

Learning development offers free assistance for your study needs. We offer assistance to all enrolled students who wish to improve their academic skills including support to improve your essay and report writing skills, referencing, research and general study skills. Academic skills seminars, self access learning resources and individual consultations are provided at the Batemans Bay campus.

Who are we?

Fiona Whitelaw is the Learning Development lecturer based at Batemans Bay who provides workshops and individual consultations. 

Where are we?

Learning Development is located in office G04.


Consultations are free and generally last for one hour. It is wise to book a week ahead, as demand for consultations can be very high. The Learning Development lecturer will discuss your academic work with you and guide you towards effective learning and writing strategies. Please bear in mind that this is a teaching – not proofreading – service. Email consultations are available by negotiation. Consultations can be booked directly with Kerryn or through the Campus office on 4472 2125.


Learning Development also offers an extensive range of seminars that deal with academic skills relevant to specific subjects and assessment tasks. All workshops are completely free, with booking not necessary - just turn up on the day! 


Learning Development provides a range of printable writing and study skills resources to help you improve your academic performance at University. These resources are free and include information on 

>> time management >>study techniques >> academic writing >>essay writing >> report writing >> note-taking >>  critical thinking

Resources can be viewed, downloaded and printed as PDF at:


UniLearning: University writing and study skills website

Learning Development has developed an interactive website containing information on the types of writing and study skills you require at University. The site is extremely comprehensive, providing a wide range of information and interactive activities to help you practise and develop your academic skills. These activities are assessed immediately and feedback is provided to help direct your learning. This site can function as a point of reference to find information on specific academic skills or you may wish to use it as a tutorial and work your way gradually through all the resources.

The topics covered on the website include

  • effective writing at a university level
  • academic writing
  • essay writing
  • report writing
  • note-taking
  • critical thinking
  • punctuation and grammar of writing sentences

Access to the site is free and unrestricted:

UniLearning website

Last reviewed: 23 February, 2018

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