One of the most important things you'll learn at university is how to learn.
This might sound a little strange right now, but at the end of your time here you'll understand what we mean.
It's about developing the ability to analyse, think critically and problem-solve. These are skills you'll take into every job, career, or business venture as an ECU graduate.
This page is an introduction to learning services and resources we provide, depending on your specific needs.
Academic support in your school
Each ECU school has staff dedicated to study and academic support for its students – like you. These Learning Advisers can assist you with:
- assignment preparation (especially your first one!)
- improving your maths and statistical skills
- study skills
Talk to your lecturer as a first step. You can also book a consultation with your school's Learning Adviser.
Help for online students
As an online student, you'll have a dedicated tutor, lecturer or unit coordinator who can assist you with questions about your study units.
You can find them by logging into the Student Portal then clicking on the Blackboard link in the 'Easy Logins' section.
- In Blackboard, the units you're studying should be listed to the right.
- Click on a unit and you'll be taken to the unit home page.
- Look for a Communications tab, Discussion Board tab, Staff Information tab or Unit Coordinator tab to find out who you can contact.
Online tutors through Studiosity
Studiosity is a free online study support service for all new students. It allows you to connect with a specialist 24/7 and live-chat on topics like:
- assignment writing
- researching a problem
- seeking feedback on your writing
- starting an assignment
Studiosity also offers content advice for economics, accounting and mathematics. Sessions usually last about 20 minutes.
You can access Studiosity through Blackboard, under the 'My Communities' section.
Our Centre for Learning and Teaching can also work with you to develop your academic and communication skills. Their Learning Advisers run sessions and workshops on:
- Academic skills
- Assignment preparation assistance
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
- English language
- Oral communication
You can contact a Learning Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn more
Talk to Library staff
You might think that people who work in a library are simply moving books around all day, but that’s a long way from reality. Our Library people are highly qualified and can help you with all kinds of things, including using technology to learn. Librarians run sessions and workshops on:
- Digital learning
- Research skills
Go see them, or read a bit more on Getting to know your library.