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Learning Hubs: study advice & career guidance

Learning Hubs are welcoming, collaborative spaces where you can improve your study skills and receive career guidance.

We offer practical workshops and drop-in sessions to all of our students, as well as after-hours online advice.

Dedicated maths, writing, digital-literacy, library and careers advisers work with us to design our services and resources.

We also have peer mentors - experienced, successful students - here to support your transition into university life, and to pass on their invaluable knowledge and skills.

 

Learning Hub services & resources

Learning Hubs are spaces at Footscray Park, St Albans, City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson and City Queen campuses where you can get advice on your university work and guidance on your career. We offer services and online resources to students at all levels, from first year to postgraduate study.

VU students can come to our drop-in sessions and workshops at any of these hubs, as well as employability workshops at Werribee and Sunshine campuses.

Workshops

Learning Hubs have workshops scheduled weekly for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including:

  • writing
  • maths
  • careers and employability
  • Library and research skills.

Bookings are available through Learning Hub.

Drop-in sessions

Come in to our friendly Learning Hubs between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday to attend a drop-in session. We offer advice and guidance on:

  • writing
  • maths
  • careers
  • Library research and referencing.

Learning Hub has timetable information.

First Year Model activities & tutorials

If you're part of our First Year Model, you need to participate in one complementary activity per unit of study. These can be booked online through Learning Hub.

You can also get maths and science assistance through our Peer Assisted Tutorials (PATs). PATs are delivered by students who have excelled in their studies and are keen to see other students thrive. PATs do not require students to book in – just check Learning Hub for times and dates.

Book your activities using our app for first-year students, VU LearnHub.

Postgraduate writing circles

Writing a thesis is a major undertaking, and advice can be invaluable.

Writing Circles are scheduled fortnightly to provide a supportive network of peers to guide you through your postgraduate writing.

Check Learning Hub online for timetables and bookings.

Online jobs board

Find a part-time, holiday or graduate job through our Learning Hub jobs board.

You'll find jobs from external organisations, and Student as Staff roles within the University.

Resources

Use our Learning Hub resources for more information on everything from writing a resume to using our Library.

Online support

Receive advice on your University work as you complete it, with our online support via chat, LH Tutor.

LH Tutor offers:

  • individual tutoring
  • assignment feedback
  • careers support.

Support is available through LH Tutor, accessed through Learning Hub.

Explore Learning Hub online

When you log on to Learning Hub with your student ID and password, you'll have access to do the following:

  • view drop-in session timetables
  • sign up for workshops
  • read additional resources
  • use the online advice system, LH Tutor
  • book your required First Year Model complementary activity or Peer Assisted Tutorial
  • search for work on our online jobs board
  • find out about research writing circles.

Some of this information is currently in development, and will be available soon.

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First Year Model workshops

Complementary activities

The Learning Hub delivers activities to first-year students that complement their course, providing study and assignment expertise.

These are required for all first-year students, and include the following.

Numeracy

You'll learn skills in algebra, plotting variables, trigonometry, probability, and financial variables – and come to understand their applications in your study and other areas.

Inquiry

You'll find out how to ask the right questions, frame your investigation, and find the information needed to complete your university assignments. For example, we'll teach you to find and use ejournals and other resources to inform your essays.

Digital literacy

Information is readily available on the Internet, but finding accurate and reliable sources is a major challenge for university students. In this workshop, you'll gain skills in finding, interpreting, evaluating and sharing digital information.

Project management

Learn to apply fundamental project-management techniques to your university study, including planning, implementation, and team work. For those interested in the project management field, you'll get a taste of the discipline as a career.

Self management

Our counselling experts give you techniques in mindfulness and stress management, to help you deal with the pressures of assignments and exams.

Great presentations

Develop skills and confidence in public speaking and presenting information in a group setting. You'll learn to use your voice and body language effectively, as well how to present information visually to your audience.

Textual literacy

Learn to write clearly and accurately, and to research and reference your essays following academic conventions. We show you how to access academic resources online or in the Learning Hub.

Design

In this workshop, we cover the principles of design, and show you where to access free tools for designing presentations, websites and other visual elements.

Group work

This hands-on, practical activity will show you how to be an effective team member and the tools and tricks to facilitate group work.

Multimedia tools

This applied workshop gives you a chance to work in our Mac lab to learn the basic principles of composition, lighting and framing for Instagram and video on smartphones. You'll also see how video and animated gifs can be embedded in powerpoint presentations.

Location & opening hours

Opening hours

Learning Hub online can be accessed at any time, using your Student ID and password.

Learning Hub campus spaces are staffed at the following times:

  • during semester: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm
  • outside semester: Monday to Friday, 12 noon – 4pm.

Our online after-hours advice LH Tutor takes enquiries anytime via chat.

Location

The Learning Hubs are located at:

  • Footscray Park Campus: Library, Level 2, Building P
  • St Albans Campus: Library, Level 2, Building 7
  • City Queen Campus: outside Law Library entrance, Level 2
  • City Flinders Campus: Level 9
  • Footscray Nicholson: Library, Building T, Level 2, Room T231 (hours of operation 11:00am – 3:00pm)

We also offer Learning Hub activities at Werribee and Sunshine Campuses.

Contact Learning Hub

If you have any queries, please email the Learning Hub team: learninghub@vu.edu.au