University skills resources & support

Regardless of your academic or cultural background, undertaking study at university involves a range of significant challenges, such as time management, research strategies, producing various genres of academic writing, high-level literacy and numeracy, academic integrity, participating in group work, and giving presentations.

Our team of Academic Support lecturers and student mentors are here to help you transition into university life, sharing the essential skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

In 'University skills resources & support':

Student Transition Mentors

New here? Not clear? Ask here!

Starting university or moving to a new place can be a bit daunting. If you have questions about your course or life at Victoria University you can ask a Student Transition Mentor.

The mentors are students in your college who are here to help you settle in. You can contact Student Transition Mentors by clicking the button below, or connect with them on Facebook.

Talk to a Student Transition Mentor

Student Rovers

Student Rovers are students like you who are trained and paid to assist you in the Library/Learning Commons with:

  • finding your way around
  • basic queries related to using and locating core facilities, information resources & computers
  • clarifying and articulating basic issues related to your learning strategies
  • directing you to further information that may assist you, or referring you to relevant services.

During semester the Student Rovers will be available to assist students at the Footscray Park, St Albans, City Flinders and Footscray Nicholson campuses.

Full details will be posted here prior to the commencement of Semester 1 2017.

Study skills resources

The resources on this page have been created and compiled to assist you in your personal development towards success at university. It is strongly advised that you also take advantage of our many Academic Support programs for academic language and learning or maths, statistics and physics. Also check out our resources on academic integrity and plagiarism.

Reading at university

Speaking & presenting at university


Working in groups

Sample texts for various writing types

Video resources

Academic literacy

April's journey: Transition & acculturation for an International student

Cartoon resources (comics)

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.