Learning resources

All services are provided free to enrolled students.

Academic Interactive Resources portal (AIRport)

AIRport provides a range of online interactive materials to improve students' academic writing, study skills and transition to University.

  • Gate 1 includes quizzes, videos and information about transition, general study skills and academic writing
  • Gate 2 has a short course on developing academic writing. You can browse through the course and attempt most of the activities for which you will receive automated feedback. Students can also enrol in the course and will be allocated a tutor from Academic Skills who will send you personalised feedback via email. You will have 4 weeks to complete the activities before your enrolment expires. (University of Melbourne students only.)
  • Gate 3 includes discipline-specific resources for Commerce, Engineering, Environments, Science/Biomedicine and Arts Date: You can start any time (you then have four weeks to complete the exercises) Time: Any time of the day or night Venue: Gate 2 of the Academic Interactive Resources portal (AIRport)

Lunchtime academic skills seminars

Academic Skills and the Arts Student Centre, is offering a series of lunchtime Academic Skills seminars designed to support you in your studies. These seminars will run from Week 2 of the semester.

You can enrol for these seminars through the Academic Skills Community on the LMS.

  1. Access the LMS through the Student Portal, or via the LMS website
  2. If you haven't accessed Academic Skills before, you will need to click on the Enrol button
  3. Click on the Communities tab
  4. Navigate to Workshop and Short Course Enrolment and then Workshops for Arts Students, where you will find the full list of courses

Non-native English speakers

  • English as Second Langauge (ESL) class
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) class

Before you sign up for a workshop via the Calendar, work out which EAP courses will best suit your needs by taking the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) self-diagnostic test.

Honours students

Academic Skills offers a series of workshops for honours students each year. Check the Academic Skills workshop calendar.