As part of enhancing the Study Suport Program offered at the CSU Study Centres, the centres have introduced a comprehensive Academic Skills Development Program (ASDP) that focuses on enhancing student academic writing and learning skills.
The ASDP is designed to build and develop the skills needed for academic success at university. Each week the ASDP offers practical workshops that develop Academic Writing and Study Skills. Each workshop has a different focus and combined to create a comprehensive program that assists students’ in their transition to Higher Education at CSU. All new students are strongly encouraged to participate in the complete this free program.
Undertaken the ASDP will ensure that students are better able to tackle the types of activities and assessments that are commonly used within CSU degrees and increase the students’ chances of success and obtaining better grades.
Specifically, the ASDP consists of a series of connected weekly workshops on:
- Academic writing skills including English grammar;
- Information literacy;
- Technology skills development (covering MS Word and PowerPoint, CSU Interact, as well as Turnitin);
- Time management;
- Study methodologies (note-taking and note-making);
- Oral presentations;
- Critical writing and thinking; and
- Exam techniques.
The results from those participating in the ASDP have been shown to be significantly higher the more sessions that the students’ attend within the program. The following figure shows the Grade Point Average (out of a score of 7) obtained by students attending differing numbers of sessions within the program for the 201390 teaching session (November 2013 to February 2014). The high performance of the students who attended a majority of the program’s workshops speaks for itself.
The Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne have brand new libraries to support student learning. Coming soon to the new Brisbane Study Centre.
Features and services to CSU Study Centre Students:
- Full access to the CSU online catalogues, databases and workshops
- Self-check book kiosk – no queues to borrow books!
- Library workshops run during Orientation Week and following weeks
- Computer terminals to conduct online research and complete written work
- Photocopiers and printers
- State of the art study and research facilities
- Access to all subject texts and reserve copies for 2 hour loan
How do I renew my loans?
- In person at the library
- Online: http://primo.unilinc.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=SGA
- OR ring the library phone number (below) and renew over the phone
How do I get help searching Business & IT databases and finding information?
- Ask the librarian and attend advertised library workshops.
Can I borrow from other University libraries?
- You can organise an Inter Library Loan from other CSU libraries in the Sydney library. See the Sydney Librarian to organise an inter-library loan. Sydney students can also join UTS Library to borrow books for $75 for 12 months.
- In Melbourne students can borrow from any other University libraries through CAUL. Just collect a form from the Melbourne library.
What library fines are applicable and how do I pay them?
- Return or renew the book by the due date and you will not get any library fines. Otherwise $1.00 per day per item after due date will be charged.
- Library fines can be checked online or on the self-check book kiosk. Any library fines must be paid directly to Finance in Student Services.
What happens if I lose a book?
- If a student loses a book, a library fine of $180 will be charged to cover replacement cost of book and administration fees.
When is the Library open?
- Brisbane: 8.00AM-5.00PM Monday to Friday
- Melbourne: 8.30AM-8.00PM Monday to Friday
- Sydney: 8.30AM-7.00PM Monday to Thursday, 8.30AM-6.00PM Friday
The Sydney & Melbourne campuses will also be open on Saturdays during the CSU exam periods. For 201630 session this will be Saturday 4th June and 11th June from 10am-2pm; and for 201660 session on the 15th and 22nd October from 10.00am-2.00pm.
Brisbane Library – Sharon Kenealy (Manager, Library Services)
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Ph: 61 07 3232 1671
Melbourne Library – Marian Lees (Director, Library Services)
Ph: 03 9935 7918
Sydney Library – Simon Kaddissi (Manager, Library Services)
Ph: 02 9291 9315
Sydney Study Centre Library
Sydney Study Centre Library
In 2013 around 40 students received the prestigious CSU Dean’s Award. This award is given to those students who achieve Distinction or High Distinction grades across all of their subjects in one or more sessions. To qualify, you must have completed at least four subjects.
CSU Study Centres also celebrate and reward students whose academic performance is considered outstanding. In 2013 over 100 students received the Academic Achievement Award. The award is given to students who obtain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0, or above, out of a maximum of 7 in any one session. To qualify, you must have studied a minimum of three subjects in that session.