Support areas

While you're studying, you'll have the opportunity to take part in training sessions, workshops, seminars and events.

Induction program

Join our induction program for new Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to help you settle into Swinburne.

Training

We offer help with managing your research and writing your thesis through our Graduate Research Education and Training Program (GREAT). Session topics include how to manage your degree, preparing for examinations, how to write your thesis and mastering statistics. 

Log in to the Swinburne Intranet to register for upcoming sessions.

Learning advisers 

Swinburne learning advisers are available to provide one-on-one support in helping you develop your thesis writing, research and communication skills.

Student clubs

There are many student-run clubs which you can join to receive on-going peer support, including the Swinburne PHD club.

Access assignment-writing guides and samples

If you're looking for useful guides for assignment writing and language skills check out our study skills resources.

View guides and samples

Assignment cover sheet

If you’re submitting an assignment in hard copy, make sure you attach this Swinburne cover sheet.

Download cover sheet

Past exam papers

View past exam papers to help you study and prepare for your upcoming exams.

View past exams

Use our assignment-writing guides to improve your essays and reports and see the free software you can access as a Swinburne student.

Swinburne Academic Literacy Needs Assessment (SALNA)

Know your strengths and where you could improve by assessing your academic literacy skills. Test your strengths with the Swinburne Academic Literacy Needs Assessment (SALNA) online quiz.

Take the SALNA online quiz

Swinburne Student Self-Assessment Survey (SSSAS)

The SSSAS provides you with personalized feedback, links to supports, and self-help resources that can help you improve the way you learn, your well-being, your employability and your overall student experience.

Take the survey

If you’re studying an ELICOS course, there are free services available to help improve your English skills. These are held at the Independent Learning Skills Centre (ILC) and include additional tutorials, access to language software and one-on-one academic support.

The Independent Learning Skills Centre is located at Room TD140, Level 1, TD Building and is open from 10.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Need advice?

studentHQ can answer any questions you have and put you in touch with the right Swinburne services.

Contact studentHQ