Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP)

Assignments and study skills help

Welcome to the Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP). Our team is here to support your academic development at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Study smarter

Make use of our free services to gain the skills you need to:

  • Understand your assignments
  • Know what standard of work is required
  • Know how to get the grades you want
  • Express yourself better in writing
  • Produce academically appropriate work (essays, reports, journal articles, research papers).

Watch a short video on the services ALLSP offers to students

             

Who we support

All higher education CDU students: internal, external, international, domestic, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Free service - on campus, online and on the phone

Services we offer, times and links

Academic Language and Learning Success Program Services

Semesters
1 & 2 
& revision weeks

Between Semesters

Semester 3

NEW
ALLSP lecturer available at Sydney campus
Face-to-face individual consultations, workshops, and drop in NOW also available at Sydney campus
Level 10, 815 George St., Sydney

PASS – Peer Assisted Study Sessions (on campus & online)
An hour at PASS saves an hour at home wondering if you’re on the right track!!

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Study Skills Workshops (on campus & online)

We run over 20 different study skills workshop during each semester. The workshops are conducted at Casuarina campus and the same workshops are conducted online on Collaborate for external students and those who cannot make the on campus workshops earlier that day. Students are welcome to attend as many workshops as they wish.

View archived recorded workshops

Student requested workshops (on campus & online)

Students are able to request a workshop, online or on campus, provided that there is a minimum of three students who will attend. The workshop is tailored to the students' request and needs. For example, a group of 6 nursing students requested a workshop on report writing with a particular focus on an assignment.
Workshop times are negotiated with the requesting students. 

Individual consultations DAY SERVICE (face-to-face, phone & Skype)

Before seeking an individual consultation, we encourage students to attend at least one ALLSP workshop that concentrates on the academic skill they wish to learn about and improve on before seeking appointments for individual assistance. Appointments can be made online for phone, Skype or face-to-face consultations. Consultations are 50 minutes long and aim to address the student's specific academic needs. With phone consultations, we call you at the appointed time. Appointments are made online.

Casuarina Campus
Hours: all year round, Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm DARWIN TIME, except public/CDU hols.

Sydney Campus
Hours:
all year round, Mon. - Fri.: 12:00pm - 5:00pm SYDNEY TIME, except public/CDU hols.

After-hours consultations (face-to-face, phone & Skype)

The after-hours service is primarily for external student use, however, on campus students can also access it. The after-hours service is solely for individual consultations. Consultations are 50 minutes long and aim to address students' specific academic needs. With phone consultations, we call you at the appointed time. Appointments are made online.

Casuarina Campus
Hours: Mon. - Thurs.: 5:00pm - 9.30pm; Sat.: 12:30pm - 5.00pm DARWIN TIME, except public/CDU hols.

Sydney Campus
Hours: 
Mon. - Fri.: 5:00pm - 8:00pm SYDNEY TIME, except public/CDU hols.

Drop-in service (face-to-face, phone & Skype)

Up to 20-minute consultations are offered without an appointment at the 'drop-in centre' located in the CDU library. Drop in or call in during the times indicated

Casuarina Campus
Hours: Mon. and Fri.: 1:00pm - 4:00pm DARWIN TIME, except public/CDU hols.

Sydney Campus
Hours: 
Mon. - Fri.: 12:00pm - 8:00pm SYDNEY TIME, except public/CDU hols.

Online resources

The Study Skills website provides a comprehensive range of study skills information to enable students to gain an appreciation of the academic skills required at university. The website includes short (5-minute) study skills videos and interactive activities developed by ALLSP with the assistance of the multimedia team in the Office of Learning and Teaching. Study skills videos and interactive activities are continually being developed and added to the website for student use.

Recorded workshops online: Workshops we have conducted are available online for you to view and benefit from.

Our service does NOT include editing or proofreading

Our services do not include editing or proofreading of content or for grammar and spelling errors for a whole essay or report. However, we can look at one paragraph of your work with you and show you how to edit and proofread. You are then expected to apply what you learn in that session to the rest of your essay or report. It is important that you learn how to edit and proofread your work yourself.

Office Hours - Semesters 1 & 2

Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 9.30pm DARWIN TIME
Friday: 9.00am - 8.00pm DARWIN TIME
Saturday: 12.30pm - 5.00pm DARWIN TIME

Closed on public/CDU holidays

Contact us

E: allsp@cdu.edu.au
T: 08 8946 7459

For after-hours service
T: 1800 157 900 (free phone call)
Monday - Thursday: 5.00pm - 9.30pm DARWIN TIME
Friday: 5.00pm - 8.00pm DARWIN time
Saturday: 12.30pm - 5.00pm DARWIN TIME

Linh Pallos
Theme Leader
Senior Lecturer

Amanda Janssen 
Academic Language and Learning Lecturer

Andrew Stechmann
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Coordinator

Julia Doyle
Academic Language and Learning Lecturer

Merin Nielsen
Study Skills Facilitator
George Pantazis
Academic Language and Learning Lecturer

On leave until further notice

  
Amanda Alexander
Study Skills Facilitator 
Roz Rowen
Study Skills Facilitator
Geoff Etches
Study Skills Facilitator 

Your feedback is important to us

Your opinion is extremely valuable to us. By completing the anonymous survey, you are:

  • letting us know what you think of our service to you
  • giving us data to enable us to continue our service to students
  • giving us information that helps us to improve our services to you and other CDU students.

Contact us

Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP)
Orange 4, Level 2 
Casuarina campus


  • (08) 8946 7459
    Mon.-Fri.: 9am-5pm
  • 1800 157 900 (free call)
    Mon.-Thurs.: 5pm-9.30pm
    Sat.: 12.30pm-5pm 
  • allsp@cdu.edu.au