Why study online?


When you study with OUA, you're online but never alone.

An answer to your question - whether it's about your studies in general, an assignment in particular or something bigger (like a personal matter) - is very often only a phone call or email away.

Your first port of call - Student Advisors

Our Student Advisors can assist you with your enrolment, help you plan your studies and answer any questions about how studying with OUA works.

Extra tutoring support - Smarthinking

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service available all day every day. Yep, 24/7! It's completely free to all students (except those doing only IELTS units). Students who use Smarthinking are on average twice as likely to pass and twice as likely to achieve Distinction or High Distinction results as those who don't use the service.

Managing your time and study - Student Coaches

Student Coaches can help you to better manage your time and your study load. They can also help you to work out ways of balancing your studies with your other responsibilities.

Advice from fellow students - Study Buddies

The Study Buddies service lets you connect with the people who know online study the best - fellow students. You can use the instant messaging system to ask questions, compare notes and share study tips.

Disability support

If you're a student with a disability that may affect your studies, all of OUA's provider universities offer a disability support service. We encourage you to make contact with this service as early as possible, to ensure that you receive appropriate assistance.

Visit our Disability support page to find out more, including a list of disability support contact details for each provider university.