Overview of services offered and how students can benefit

The HELPS Centre is a facility for all UTS College students and provides individual, peer assisted and group support in a friendly and respectful environment while fostering a sense of wellbeing and belonging.

The HELPS Centre aims to help you reach your study and career goals through the development of the English language and academic understanding.

Who can access?

All students can access the HELPS Centre.

Learning support with HELPS

UTS College has a number of learning support programs available to students. Throughout the semester, our Peer Support initiatives provide classroom assistance in various academic subjects. Peer Mentoring is also available to new international students requiring additional support in their studies. While UTS College does have a HELPS Centre on campus at present, students have access to the HELPS resources on Canvas: https://canvas.utscollege.edu.au

The resources are aimed at encouraging students to work independently on extra English and Academic skills development. The HELPS team also offer a daily drop-in online service for learning support via HELPS, as well as access to 24-hour / 7 day a week study help and a ‘writing feedback’ service, through Studiosity.

Some of the resources available to students are:

  • Weekly English support resources linked to your coursework.
  • Academic skills resources including APA Referencing, essay writing, presentation/speaking online tutorials, which feature audio and text so you can practice listening and reading while learning.
  • Practice quizzes for English grammar, academic skills, reading, listening and much more.
  • Extra reading and listening activities related to your chosen discipline for study at UTS.
 

Depending on your course or subject, the HELPS team may also deliver assessment specific workshops to assist you in your planning and/or writing. The HELPS team may also visit your class to assist you.

Study skills sessions are also held regularly throughout the semester to help with time management and assignment preparation.

Visit or make an appointment to see a Study Success Adviser for:

  • personal issues impacting your studies
  • study plan
  • your academic pathway
  • your attendance
  • transfer to UTS.


The HELPS Centre also conducts free Study Success: Assessments. Register here for an individual Study Success: Assessment session that can help you with:

  • Reading
    • Understanding assessment questions, or
 
  • Writing:
    • Style and expression
    • Structure and argument
 
  • Maths:
    • Basic concepts or knowledge of maths
    • The language of maths
    • Understanding maths questions.
 

When: From weeks 2 to 11 of each semester

Where: UTS College Blue Building

Please contact a Study Success Adviser if you need help with booking a session.

Workshops

The HELPS Centre also conducts the following Study Success Workshops and English language focused workshops:

Learning Support Workshops:

  • How to manage your study load
  • How to improve your listening, reading and note-taking skills
  • The difference between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting
  • How to write an essay
  • How to prepare for your exams.
 

Careers workshops:

  • How to search for a job
  • How to improve your resume
  • Useful tips on how to succeed at an interview.
 

Assessment focused workshops:

The HELPS centre offers extra workshops based around specific assessments for various courses, aimed at complementing classroom content and assisting students develop their English skills and achieve success.

If you have any questions about the Learning Support or careers workshops, please contact: AdvisersDiploma@utscollege.edu.au or for English language workshop information, please contact HELPS@utscollege.edu.au.

Key contacts

For more information on our services please visit the HELPS program on Canvas or email HELPS@utscollege.edu.au or Study Success Advisers.