Study Smarter

Succeed in your studies

UWA's academic skills centre can help you improve your study techniques, time management, writing, communication, English language, maths, stats and research skills.

Find out about our workshops below, download our program and view our students' guide to success.

Get personalised advice

Want to improve your assignments? Join us at our drop-in sessions for on-the-spot advice.


WRITESmart drop-in

Get quick, free advice between 10am and 12pm, Monday to Friday during semester at Reid Library’s ground floor. Academic skills advisers can help provide feedback on essays, reports, theses, exams, time management, presentations, and English language. We can also teach you how to proofread and edit your own work. Librarians can help you search for information and answer any referencing questions. All it takes is 15 to 20 minutes. There’s no need to book – just drop by.

Make the most of your visit

  • Prepare what you want to ask, get help with or get feedback on
  • Print out your work or have it open on your charged laptop
  • Bring the assignment question, marking rubric and unit outline to refer to
  • Log into Unifi and LMS if you need unit information
Maths and Stats drop-in

Come along to Barry J Marshall Library’s ground floor on Monday, Wednesday or Friday any time between 10am and 12pm during teaching weeks, mid-semester study break and pre-exam study break.

How our Numeracy Skills Advisers can help you:

  • catch up with prerequisite content
  • develop your maths study skills
  • demystify the numeracy used in non-maths units
  • use your lecture notes more effectively

You can work alongside our advisers and get help when you need it. Bring your friends and work together.

Can't make it?

Ask your questions using the Study Smarter Help form or email our team at

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Workshops and events

Get advice and find resources at our specialised workshops. You can download our program for an overview or sign up for events via the UWA app or at Eventbrite.

English language workshops

Improve your academic writing and communicate with confidence.

Research skills workshops

Learn how to succeed in your honours or master's degree.

Academic skills workshops

Boost your writing, referencing, presenting, study and exam skills.

Maths and stats workshops

Develop and strengthen your skills in maths and stats.

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Hear from students

The workshops have helped me feel more at ease and organised, and have made my transition into uni a lot easier.

I am incredibly thankful to the team and for the support I was given from individuals with such a wide variety of knowledge and perspectives.

Amazing information which was relevant and gives comfort that if I have any problems in the future there is Study Smarter.

Workshop attendees

Lace team socialising
Network and socialise

Postgraduate students and staff members are invited to join Language and Cultural Exchange Program, where you can participate in social events and meet people from different countries and cultures studying and working at UWA. It also helps develop your skills in communication, cultural literacy, leadership, research, team work and presentation.

We frequently run events throughout the academic year, including morning and afternoon teas, cultural and sporting activities, dinners and more. Membership is free. Simply join the LACE group on the UWA app for event information or email

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