Most occupations include some work with numbers, symbols and data, and for people working in these fields, well-developed numeracy skills are just as important as being able to read and write fluently.
Whichever professional field you aspire to participate in, and whatever your past experience of mathematics, Victoria University (VU) provides the support that you will need to develop maths, physics and statistics skills for success.
We recognise that students arrive at VU with different levels of skill and confidence in their numeracy. Our team of academic support lecturers and student mentors are here to identify the skills you need, and to support you on the way to success.
One-to-one support: Meet with an academic support lecturer
For personalised support, one-to-one consultations are available to help you with your studies.
They won't do the work for you, but can answer questions and help improve your skills. Find out more and book your session online.
Support tutorials, drop-in sessions & workshops
Academic Support lecturers offer a range of workshops, support tutorials and study sessions throughout the year to help you in your studies in a group environment. Some are open to all, while others target specific courses and units, and assignments. Unless stated, no registrations are necessary.
Drop-in study sessions
Academic support maths lecturers are available to help you with specialised knowledge on an individual or small-group basis at the following times and places. Unless otherwise stated, drop-in sessions are run all year round, including between semesters.
|All colleges||12-2pm, Monday to Friday||Building P, Level 2, Room P202, Footscray Park Campus (Library)|
|All colleges||12-2pm, Monday to Friday||St Albans Library|
|Engineering||11am - 1pm, Monday & Thursday||Building D, Level 4, area outside D450, Footscray Park Campus|
|Business (Statistics)||11.30am - 1.30pm, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday||FS1701, Level 17, City Flinders Campus|
|Business (Statistics)||4-6pm, Tuesday||FS1049, Level 10, City Flinders Campus|
Support tutorials for specific units
Academic support maths lecturers run regular, unit-specific support tutorials to review material that is covered in each week’s lectures and workshops.
|Engineering||NEF1201 Engineering Maths 2||11am - 12pm, Wednesday||Building P, Basement Level, Room PB108, Footscray Park Campus|
|Engineering||NEF1102 Engineering Physics 1||11am - 12pm, Thursday||Building D, Level 4, Room D443, Footscray Park Campus|
|Engineering||NEF1202 Engineering Physics 2||2-3pm, Friday||Building C, Level 5, Room C502b, Footscray Park Campus|
|Sport & Exercise Science||SCC1001 Biomechanics for Physical Education||3-4pm, Tuesday
11am - 12pm, Wednesday
|Building D, Level 2, Room D202, Footscray Park Campus
Building L, Level 1, Room L112b, Footscray Park Campus
|Business||BEO1106 Business Statistics||12-1pm, Tuesday||FS1110, Level 11, City Flinders Campus|
|Business||VBE1007 Business Statistics||9.30-10.30am, Monday
|FS1715, Level 17, City Flinders Campus
FS1611, Level 16, City Flinders Campus
Academic support lecturers will be running workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year – including pre-semester and exam preparation workshops. Full details will be posted here prior to the commencement of Semester 1, 2017.
Student peer mentoring
The Student Mentors who run our student peer mentoring programs are all currently enrolled as students in courses at Victoria University. They are selected for their academic achievements as well as their desire to contribute to the VU community by running academic support sessions for students like you.
While the sessions themselves are student-only spaces, Student Mentors are trained by an experienced team of academic support lecturers.
Trident: maths and physics support for engineering students
The Trident Study Space is open to all Engineering students. You can get help with your physics and maths-based units from Student Mentors who are currently studying your engineering course.
All Student Mentors have been trained to help you with maths and physics-based study support.
The Trident Study Space at Footscray Park campus is located in building D, rooms D442A and D442B. The space is open at different times from Monday to Thursday, no appointment necessary, just drop in.
Business statistics support for business stats students
If you are studying BEO1106 Business Statistics, you can receive support with your assignments or the course material from high-achieving VU students within your course at the Business Statistics Study Space.
The Study Space is open Wednesdays 4-5pm at Footscray Park Campus, Building A, Level 4, Room A407. No appointment necessary, just drop in!
For more information on the range of academic support services available, or if you have any other questions, please contact our team.
Our office is located on Level 3, Building M, Footscray Park campus.