The Library offers a range of training and customised workshops to help your students develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners.
For academically at-risk students, take advantage of our referral service to assist the Study Support team in contacting these students directly.
Our study support package includes one-to-one consultations with academic skills advisors and librarians, the Study KnowHow drop-in sessions, and an option to embed workshops in your course to address specific skills gaps.
Academic skills advisors and librarians can help students with English language, writing and referencing, study skills, searching for and evaluating information, as well as maths, chemistry and statistics.
Students can book a Teams call with an academic skills advisor, or request help via our chat platform and be contacted within 24 hours. Students can also upload their assignment to receive feedback and advice on how to improve their work.
Students can register, or just turn up at one of our Study Know How drop-in sessions.
The 'My Assignment is Due, HELP!' drop-in sessions are running throughout the semester. These sessions allow students to receive help from an academic skills advisor or librarian in an informal and supportive atmosphere. Students can take assignments along for feedback. These drop-in sessions cover English language, group work, presentations, research, maths, referencing and writing skills.
Email email@example.com to organise a workshop with an academic skills advisor and/or a librarian.
If you’ve identified skills gap in your students, the Study Support team can help by providing embedded workshops. These workshops can be targeted to specific areas within the curriculum that students may have difficulty with. Offering these workshops within a course provides valuable contextual support and can be related to assessments.
Some examples of embedded workshops include maths calculations for nursing students, statistics for business students, Python for computer science students, and research for literature reviews.
Peer mentoring is a student led study support program run by the Library.
Peer mentors are students who have been trained to support other students in their learning. They help fellow students set up for success in a safe and inclusive environment that fosters participation and belonging to the RMIT community. Mentors can help with skill and confidence building, provide ongoing support, progress checks and advice. The program offers a means to interpret course material in a way that is socially and culturally relevant to the immediate student experience. All levels of RMIT students from VE through to PhD are involved.
The program is global and delivered fully online through the Vygo mentoring app. Vygo allows for instant messaging, face-to-face meetings, screen and document sharing, mentor feedback and ratings.
Mentors and mentees can connect with each other regardless of physical location.
The program enables peer mentors to consolidate the knowledge they have acquired in your course through discussion and guidance with students currently learning the material. They develop confidence through improved communication skills and can build their cultural awareness through connecting with a broad range of students in the global RMIT community.
Peer mentors can be a first port of call for your students needing help with your course, which will free up some of your time. Through discussion with others your students will also become more confident academically which can mean better grades.
Minimal, all we require is for you to let us know if you would like your course supported 4 weeks prior to semester and encourage you students to seek out a peer mentor.
|Activity||Time frame||Academic||Library Peer Mentoring team|
|Recruit peer mentors||Pre-semester||no||yes|
|Train peer mentors||Weeks O, 1 and 2||no||yes|
|Promote peer mentoring||Week 2 onwards||yes||yes|
|Weekly reporting||Week 3 onwards||no||yes|
|Feedback for peer mentors||Week 2 onwards||no||yes|
Please help us promote the benefits of peer mentoring by encouraging your students to seek mentorships.
Help your students become aware of digital literacy and academic integrity by embedding these Library micro-credentials into your course.
Speak with your College Creds Specialist or email the Library Creds Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Watch the Library Shorts video for instructions on how to embed Library Creds in your course.
The Library has developed a set of ten Digital Literacy micro-credentials (creds). Any RMIT student can register to take the Digital Literacy creds. Each credential can be completed separately.
Find out more about the content of the Library's creds and how you can use them in your courses and programs.
The Academic Integrity Awareness credential (cred) explains the concept of academic integrity and its significance within and beyond the university. As part of this credential, students explore the importance of doing one's own work while acknowledging how other people's ideas have influenced their thinking and writing.
Help improve your students' general academic study skills, assessment tasks, writing, maths, and science skills by linking to and using available resources from the Learning Lab.
Embed ready-to-go-videos and online resources from LinkedIn Learning that cover topics on teamwork, leadership, project management, IT skill development, etc. into your Canvas course.
Check the tabs for details and point your students to the Study support section for more helpful resources.
The RMIT Learning Lab has online resources designed to help your students improve their general academic study skills, as well as writing, maths, statistics, physics and chemistry skills.
Our Assignment Planner will give your students a step-by-step plan with tips and advice to help them complete their presentations and written assignments on time. Students can save, print, or import plans into their personal calendar.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.