How to succeed academically

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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

Kaha Ake! Power Up is your centralised place to support student online learning. Here you can access links, stories/tips from your peers, helpful insights from staff, and practical information from around the world to ensure you get a great experience.

Kaha Ake! Power Up

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