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What to expect at the Academic Learning Centre

Expect to find a casual, friendly and relaxed atmosphere where students are quietly working on their own problems with the lecturer interacting to help students out on an individual basis.



Getting started...
Whether you are a fresh faced first year student, a mature student or a repeat student, there is no time like the present to make a start on your learning. The pass rates of students attending  ALC sessions is high; over 89% across all the subject areas, so it is well worth attending at least one hour a week. All sessions are free of charge. Prior booking is not necessary, so just drop in!             

What to expect...
Subject lecturers are present in D259A,D259B and B231 during the timetabled hours to discuss students’ varied queries on the subject topic and to answer students’ questions.

What do I need...?
You will need some coursework to work on. It also helps if you have the following for each ALC session so that you can make effective use of your time at the session:

  • Course notes
  • Questions: Write a few questions down for the lecturer to ensure that any specific questions you have will be clarified.
  • Assignments/Problems: Have you attempted any solutions to problems yourself? Bring along your attempted solutions so the lecturer will be able to see exactly where you are getting stuck.
  • Exam questions: Have you attempted any exam questions yourself? Again, bring along your attempted solutions.
  • Prepare; The more preparation that you can do yourself before the subject session, the more learning benefits you will gain.

Most importantly...bring yourself! If you don't know where to start, just drop least you will have an opportunity to get some guidance to start your learning, introduce yourself to the service and have a chat with a subject lecturer.