Student news

Date published: 19 October 2016

Ensure you stay on track during your study with our webinar series.

Our 'Staying on Track' webinar series has been specifically designed to cater for first time students and provides you with the opportunity to access information, meet presenters and connect with other students.

The sessions are hosted by our Student Success Team who present topics that will help you progress through your studies during the study term.

First time? Follow our easy instructions.

If this is your first time participating in an OUA webinar - or any webinar - we recommend following our webinar setup instructions at least one day before the session, as well as entering these sessions 5-15 minutes before they begin so you can make sure you feel prepared.

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Staying on Track Webinars

TIME: All webinars start at 12:30 pm (AEST)

DURATION: Approx 30 minutes

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Library services & research

Wednesday 7 September 2016, 12:30 PM

• Why do we research?

• What does the research process involve?

• OUA resources and other sources available to you

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Essay writing skills

Wednesday 21 September 2016, 12:30 PM

• What do we mean by 'academic'?

• The basics of essay writing

• Academic essay checklist

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Collaborative learning

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 12:30 PM

• Collaborating with peers and your tutor

• Using forums to build a community

• Networking, socialising & group work

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Exam preparation tips

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 12:30 PM

• Revision skills

• Coping skills before the exam

• Tips for during the exam

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Getting ready for the webinars

Getting ready for the webinars

If you haven't attended a webinar before, don't worry. We've put together instructions to guide you through the set up process.

If it's your first time (or the first time on your device), please install Blackboard Collaborate Launcher well before the session.

Webinar Instructions

Student Admin & Support

Student Admin & Support

Juggling study with your other commitments can be hectic, so we've provided some information that will definitely come in handy. Check key enrolment dates, find important exam and results information and access study resources. Need to change your study load or direction, or talk to someone about your studies? We've got that covered too.

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Study Resources

Study Resources

Study resources such as textbooks will help you get prepared and allow you to make the most of your study. OUA also helps support your learning experience with free resources designed to build your academic skills and get you ready for success.

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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Education is a worthwhile investment, so whatever your study objectives are, we can help you get there. We offer advice on the costs associated with undertaking study, and you may be able to access a variety of financial assistance options.

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Our extensive FAQs are here to answer any questions you might have about studying through OUA. Here you'll find information about fees and payment, academic matters, exams and much more.

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Need further help?

If you are in need of some further help, no worries, call a Student Advisor on 13 OPEN (13 67 36).