Maths, statistics & physics support

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.

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.

Maths & physics support for engineering students in the Trident Study Space

The Trident Study Space, located at Footscray Park, 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.

Full details will be published here prior to Semester 2, 2017. 

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.

Full details will be published here prior to Semester 2, 2017. 

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.

College Date/Time Location
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.

Full details will be published here prior to Semester 2 2017. 

Workshops

Academic support lecturers will be running workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year – including pre-semester and exam preparation workshops. Details will be posted here as they become available.

College Unit Date/Time Location Contact
Business BEO1106 Business Statistics

Footscray Park: 11am-1.30pm Monday 29 May

City Flinders: 11am-1.30pm Tuesday 30 May

Footscray Park:
Room A432

City Flinders:
Room FS1101

shane.dooley@vu.edu.au
Education EEC2102 Teaching Primary Mathematics 2

Workshop 1: Fractions and Decimals 11am-1pm Wednesday 31 May 2017

Workshop 2: Whole Number and Place Value 11am-1pm Wednesday 7 June 2017

Footscray Park:
Room G467

Workshop 1: syed.javed@vu.edu.au

Workshop 2: shane.dooley@vu.edu.au

Engineering NEF1102 Engineering Physics 1 10am-12pm
Friday 2 June
Footscray Park:
Room D202
anbhawa.nand@vu.edu.au
Engineering NEF1202 Engineering Physics 2 1pm-3pm Friday
2 June
Footscray Park:
Room D202
anbhawa.nand@vu.edu.au
Engineering NEF1101 Maths for Engineering 1

Workshop 1: 11am-1pm Monday 29 May

Workshop 2: 11am-1pm Wednesday 7 June

Footscray Park:
Room D441
tom.petsinis@vu.edu.au
Engineering NEF1201 Maths for Engineering 2

Workshop 1: 11am-1pm Wednesday 31 May

Workshop 2: 11am-1pm Monday 12 June

Footscray Park:
Room D442
tom.petsinis@vu.edu.au
Engineering NFM0112 Mathematics Foundations

Workshop 1: 11am-1pm Tuesday 30 May

Workshop 2: 11am-1pm Monday 5 June

Workshop 1:
Footscray Park Room D450

Workshop 2:
Footscray Park Room D441

tom.petsinis@vu.edu.au

 

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.

Contact us

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.