While university students are expected to be self-directed in their learning, academic support is available to help your child make the transition from high school to university.
The Student Learning Centre supports your child’s learning—particularly in first year when they are likely to need the most assistance—by offering help with:
- developing good time management and study skills
- academic writing
- maths and stats
- exam preparation.
They can attend lunchtime seminars, drop into the Learning Lounge, download online study and writing guides or login into the online learning system, FLO, to watch videos and presentations.
Phone consultations and self-help guides are also available, so they don't even have to be on campus to access help.
Language support is also offered to students whose need help with their English.
Other forms of learning assistance include University Librarians, who can assist students with researching information for assignments and using the library databases.
The faculties also have discipline-specific programs on offer.
Support in the form of adjustments to teaching and assessment methods is available if your child has a disability. At Flinders, a disability is considered to be any impairment, disability or medical condition that inhibits a student's access to education. Your child should negotiate an Access Plan with a Disability Advisor as early as possible in their university journey—even if they never need to make use of it, having an Access Plan in place will help us respond quickly should equitable access become an issue at any stage throughout their journey at Flinders.
Read more about disability and access services at Flinders University.