Academic literacy workshops


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UWS runs a range of free preparation programs to help all new and continuing students. These programs help you to get ready for uni and are offered at different times throughout the year.

What are Academic Literacy workshops?

Academic Literacy workshops provide an opportunity for you to find out what is expected at university and for you to develop your academic and personal skills in preparation for starting your degree. You can choose from two or four day workshops, and during specified times there are online workshops available.

The workshops are great for all students. They may be especially helpful if you're wondering about the academic expectations of university, if you've had a break from study and are feeling a bit rusty, or if you haven't studied in Australia before.

Please note: each program has a limited number of places available. If a program doesn't have enough students registered, it may not run. Any student who has already registered in an affected program will be notified of any changes.

To register for the pre-Autumn workshops, go to the Academic Literacy workshops registration form to apply.

Two day workshop

This short two day Academic Literacy Workshop develops essential literacy skills. These skills include:

  • essay writing at university
  • features of academic writing
  • critical analysis
  • reading and note taking
  • referencing and researching

The workshop allows you to practice these skills in a supportive environment and receive some feedback on your writing skills from a tutor.

Campus Date Time
Bankstown 29 - 30 January 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bankstown 3 - 4 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bankstown 5 - 6 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bankstown 10 - 11 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bankstown 12 - 13 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bankstown 16 - 17 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bankstown (International students) 19 -20 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Campbelltown 9 - 10 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Campbelltown 16 - 17 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Hawkesbury 5 - 6 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Hawkesbury 11 - 12 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Hawkesbury 18 - 19 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Kingswood 9 - 10 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Kingswood 19 - 20 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Parramatta 3 - 4 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Parramatta 5 - 6 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Parramatta 9 - 10 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Parramatta 11 - 12 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Parramatta (International students) 17 - 18 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Werrington South 29 - 30 January 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Werrington South 2 - 3 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Werrington South 4 - 5 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Werrington South 12 - 13 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Werrington South 19 - 20 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Four day workshop

This four day Academic literacy workshop gives an introduction to what's expected of you at university and develops essential literacy skills.

This longer workshop will allow more time to develop your skills and receive feedback on your writing skills from a tutor. It will include the essential literacy skills covered in the two day workshop, plus a look at oral presentation skills, report writing, annotated bibliographies and more. 

The four day workshop is a great way to prepare for university and practise these skills in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to meet other students in a relaxed and friendly environment before the session begins.

These skills include:

  • essay writing at university
  • features of academic writing
  • critical thinking
  • reading and note taking
  • referencing and research
  • report writing
  • presentation skills and more
Campus Date Time
Bankstown 3 - 6 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Bankstown 10 -13 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Kingswood 3 - 6 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Parramatta 3 - 6 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Werrington South 9 - 12 February 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Online workshop

The online workshop can only be accessed between specified dates and places are limited. The online workshop consists of six modules:

  • How to write an essay
  • How to read academic texts and make notes
  • How to research and reference sources
  • How to do an oral presentation
  • Other assignments — research reports, reflective writing and annotated bibliographies, and
  • What is academic culture

For more information on the online workshop go to our frequently asked questions page.

How do I apply?

Registrations are now open, go to the Academic Literacy workshops registration form to apply.

If you have any more questions email getready@uws.edu.au