Study support and advice
When you're a student at Charles Sturt University, we'll take care of you.
We don't just roll out the support if you're in trouble. Support is part of your everyday experience as a student. We support you now, so you won't find yourself in a pickle tomorrow. It's pretty simple. We'll introduce you to all our academic and social support services early, and encourage you to use them often.
Build your study skills
Our Study Link program helps you brush up your skills or fill in any knowledge gaps in a particular subject area. Study Link subjects are short, online and self-paced, so you can tackle them at any time. Best of all, if you're a Commonwealth supported student enrolled in one of our courses, Study Link is free.
Get study help and advice, every day of the week
You'll be in good hands with our learning advisers, who are available every day until 7pm. You can reach them in person, or by phone, email, Skype or online chat. Learning advisers have academic and teaching backgrounds, and specialise in specific subject areas as well as literacy, numeracy and English language. Here's what they can help you with.
- Answer small queries with their quick question call back service.
- Arrange individual appointments to work on study planning and technique.
- Give feedback on assignments.
- Provide online and face-to-face workshops.
- Provide you with access to study guides and tips.
No question is too small – or big. You can ask detailed questions about your course, or general questions about how to get the most out of your Charles Sturt experience.
Meet your new study partner: the library. You and the library will become close friends by the time you graduate! Our campus libraries have all the resources you'll need to get the most out of your degree.
All of our main campuses – Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga – have a library on-campus. If you're an online student, you'll have online access to thousands of electronic resources, audio-visual material, books, journals and lots more.
You'll also have anytime, anywhere online access to:
- secure 24-hour collaborative study spaces.
You can even access physical collections of books and DVDs, plus get face-to-face help with your study.
Resources for online study
As an online student, you'll have 24/7 access to our library of eBooks, eJournals, encyclopedias, multimedia resources and course readings via the eReserve system. You can also order books, which will be delivered by post free of charge. Then when you're done, pop them back in the mail, and the return postage is on us, too. Check out our library website for everything you need to know about making the most of your new best friend.
24-hour learning commons
If you're near one of our campuses, our learning commons are fantastic when you need some uninterrupted study time. We have 24-hour learning commons at our Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses. They're secure, card-access-only spaces for all Charles Sturt students.
Learning commons features and facilities
- Secure, 24-hour access, seven days a week.
- Group collaborative spaces and private single study spaces.
- Research and teaching spaces.
- Sofas and informal meeting spaces.
- Access to refreshments and kitchenette.
- Computers, wireless internet and printing facilities.
- Laptops for loan.
- Assistive technology rooms for students with a disability.
Our learning commons can be accessed with a current Charles Sturt University student card. They're also open to visitors during library hours.