University of Technology Sydney

Student learning centres

Higher Education Language and Presentation Support (HELPS) Learning Centre

The HELPS Learning Centre provides English language and academic learning support to UTS students who need to develop their written, spoken and/or learning skills. Dedicated staff at HELPS provides individual and group support in a friendly and respectful environment to enhance students’ learning experience. We can also help students become an independent and confident learner through the development of English language and academic understanding, so they can reach their study and career goals.

The free services include assignment writing assistance: drop-in, individual consultations and writing review, academic skills workshops, vacation intensive courses, English speaking programs (Conversation sessions, Buddy program, TalkFest) as well as U:PASS and volunteer programs.

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research

The Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research provides a central meeting place for Australian Indigenous students studying at UTS. At Jumbunna, Indigenous students, staff and researchers are committed to improving education and research outcomes that benefit Indigenous communities.

Jumbunna provides a range of academic and learning support programs to Indigenous students studying at UTS. Services and facilities available to eligible students include academic and fully funded tutorial assistance, a range of programmed cultural activities, group and private study areas, student common room and kitchen, and two computer laboratories.

Mathematics and Science Study Centre

The Mathematics and Science Study Centre offers free assistance with mathematics, statistics and basic computing to students from all faculties. The centre can also assist students with common computing packages such as wordprocessing, spreadsheets, presentation managers, Mathematica, Minitab and SPSS.

The centre runs subjects to assist with particular courses, for example, mathematics for nursing, and workshops such as examination preparation for specific mathematics subjects. Support tutorials are run by staff from the centre in selected undergraduate subjects. The centre also runs short bridging courses.