Academic Skills Office

The Academic Skills Office (ASO), part of  Teaching and Learning, is UNE's learning support unit for students. We are here to help you succeed and excel in your studies. If you want better results in your assignments, or suggestions on how to study more effectively, we can help improve your understanding and skills with essay writing, exam preparation, Mathematics study, and referencing sources.

You can brush up on the best way to prepare and present your work for top marks and maximum benefit with a combination of self-paced, online workshops, videos and face-to-face sessions.

Our courses and workshops

ASO offers help and resources to enhance your skills. There are workshops with information and/or interactive exercises on learning strategies, academic reading and writing, maths and stats, referencing, oral presentation strategies, research and computer skills, and rules for writing. You can elect to train yourself in general skills or use the site to help you with specific problems as they arise in your academic work.

Available courses and workshops include:

  • Successful assignment writing
  • Research and referencing
  • Academic writing (intensive school period)
  • Academic skills for postgraduate students
  • Exam preparation workshop.

UNE students can register for the following workshops and courses from Academic Skills Online.


To get you started, there's tUNEup — a free 2-week course especially designed for those who haven't studied for a while.

Students can attend scheduled face-to-face orientation and tUNEup sessions at the:

Contact the ASO for assistance with academic queries: