The University has recently signed a contract with Studiosity to deliver online assignment and writing support from now until the end of 2019. We ran a trail of Studiosity in 2018, and the feedback was largely positive, so we’ve decided to continue it again for the rest of this year.

Students are now able to access these two Studiosity services:

Connect Live: access to Studiosity’s on-demand academic support service, available between 3pm and midnight. Connect Live subjects include:

– English 

– Maths (General, Intermediate, Specialist extension)

– Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 

– Business Studies 

– Accounting (First Year fundamentals) 

– Economics (First Year fundamentals) 

– Statistics (First Year fundamentals)

Writing Feedback: Review of submitted assessment drafts for academic literacy, including structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation and referencing. (No review of content, and no editing or proofreading.)

Students in 100-level units can access Studiosity through their subject iLearn units. There is a block in their units with direct links to StudyWISE and Studiosity. Other students can access Studiosity through the community iLearn units StudyWISE and the Academic Integrity Module.

All students are entitled to access 10 free Studiosity consultations in each academic session (in any combination of Connect Live or Writing Feedback consultations).

If your students would like to get face-to-face assignment help, the MQ Learning Skills services are available:

  1. InfoDesk drop-ins: Learning Advisers can assist students at the InfoDesk in the Library from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Monday to Friday, in session weeks 3 to 13 (including mid-session breaks).
  2. Workshops: writing workshops are run during mid-session break. Details are available on the Learning Skills workshop calendar.

You are welcome to recommend to students in your unit that they get feedback on their draft assignment through Studiosity prior to submitting the assessment. Studiosity welcomes this; please let us (the Learning Skills team) know in advance if you do tell your students so that we can warn them to expect a high volume of draft submissions within a short period. Check out the Skills Development page for information about services that the Learning Skills team offer.

For any other questions, including how we can support you to improve your students’ academic literacy, please don’t hesitate to email us.

Posted by Joshua Dymock

Manager, Learning Skills

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