Six reasons to love the ALC

During the first weeks of term, we often realise just how busy life at university can be. It’s normal to find yourself asking questions like ‘where do I start?’, ‘what does this all mean?’ or ‘can I even do this?’. Lucky for all of us, there is lots of support available.

The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) has a number of ways to help you find your feet, and stay on top of your studies. Keep reading for our top reasons why you’ll love the ALC this term…


#1 The range of support

The ALC offers support to students in four main discipline areas:

  • Academic communication
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Science.

Read more about how we can help you in these disciplines here.


#2 Workshops, workshops, workshops

The ALC has scheduled loads of on-campus and online workshops to help students understand how to prepare assignments. Workshops are scheduled to accommodate the busy lives of our students.

You are welcome to attend as many workshops as you like. Find the workshop schedules here.


#3 It’s all free

All of the ALC’s services are free. We are one of the many great, free services available to you as a student at CQUni.


#4 And judgement free too

ALC services are judgement-free. Our staff understand that learning how to succeed at uni can be tricky and we are all on your side.


#5 Easy to find online

The ALC has a website. Here, you’ll find some great resources to help make sense of your assessments as well as referencing guides to take you through each referencing style.


#6 Accessible from all locations

ALC staff can be found on every CQUni campus. If you aren’t near a campus, we’ll come to you via ZOOM. New to ZOOM? Find out how to get started with ZOOM here.

You’ll find ALC staff in lots of places. Keep an eye out for us in different classes, libraries and events. Drop by and say hello!



For extra information on the services offered by the ALC, visit the ALC Moodle site.

We’re looking forward to working with you!

From the whole team at the ALC.

Mae Swarbrick (

Mae Swarbrick is a current student, studying part-time in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, and working full-time as Student Communications Officer. Mae's ongoing experience as a current student is invaluable in her role as leader of the Student Communications team. Combine this with practical experience in the call centre, Admissions and Student Communications teams, and she’s ready to share some first-rate uni hacks for new students. Follow Mae on #How2Uni.

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