How to succeed academically

Discover our tools and tips to help you achieve academic success – from how to make the most of peer mentors and LinkedIn Learning, to how to access different learning and study support tools.

Each of your papers will have a handbook to provide information on:

  • Learning outcomes
  • Delivery methods
  • Assessment plan
  • Readings
  • Staff
  • Paper schedule

Handbooks can be found on Blackboard or from your lecturer.

Blackboard website

Peer mentors are senior students who provide one-on-one academic support for a chosen subject area. It's a great way to talk to someone who has done your paper before and get tips from another student on how to succeed.

Find a peer mentor

Want to sharpen your research and academic writing skills? Head along to one of our Library workshops to learn about:

  • Library search skills
  • Academic writing
  • Referencing
  • Thesis writing

Follow the link below to see all the workshops available.

Library workshops

Studiosity is a personal online help service that is available 24/7 free of charge via Blackboard to provide guidance and feedback on a range of academic skills.

You should find that Studiosity has already been set up in your Blackboard account.

Use the link below and click Writing Feedback and upload a draft of your work for feedback or click Connect Live to chat with a real subject specialist.

Learn more and use Studiosity

LinkedIn Learning is a website that offers over 267,000 online video tutorials covering a range of subject areas.

As an AUT student you can access LinkedIn Learning for free.

To access LinkedIn Learning, click on 'Sign in' in the top right-hand corner. Use your AUT username and password to sign in.

LinkedIn Learning website

Turnitin assignments generate an originality report, which checks plagiarised content against the Turnitin database for a submitted file.

The originality report will give an overall percentage of how plagiarised your submitted document is.

Turnitin website

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