Outstanding Academic Support
Our comprehensive, in-house academic program, managed by The Dean and our Senior Academic Tutor, includes:
• Small group tutorials
• Individual consultations
• Drop-in sessions
• Cohort panel networking sessions
• Professional development activities
Supporting your transition to life at uni
Starting university is a big and exciting step. To help ensure a smooth start to studying at university in Adelaide, a comprehensive introduction to tertiary study is provided for new residents every year. We focus on helping residents transition from high school to self-directed study and active learning.
Regular sessions cover general tips as well as topic specific information including:
• Developing effective self-study habits and skills
• Preparing for lectures
• Tutorials and labs
• Essay writing and referencing at tertiary level
• Time management and organisation skills
• Exam preparation
An academic “health check” is undertaken for all new residents early in the first term to ensure they have the skills, information and resources needed to excel in their studies.
The Academic Team
The Academic Team, made up of fellow residents, provides peer support, mentoring and intellectual leadership to assist with university studies.
Academic sessions help with building:
• Essential research skills
• Good study habits
• Time management skills
Residents also provide peer support and mentoring to each other through the Academic Peer Support (APS) program.
Lincoln has an extensive global alumni network which offers opportunities for residents to network and make connections for future job opportunities.
Cohort panel networking sessions, where residents learn and network with experienced professionals who have already succeeded in their chosen fields are a popular component of our academic program. These sessions open up contacts within industries and allow for knowledge sharing to help launch successful careers.
The Academic Team also run a series of social gatherings with each academic cohort (e.g. science, humanities & arts, professions, health science, medicine, engineering, dentistry) to ensure new residents build strong bonds with other students studying in the same area. These events are also an opportunity for new students to get to know older residents within their degree, opening up a valuable source of informal academic support and encouragement.
The Cohort Cup, a competition run between academic cohorts, also builds camaraderie within the academic disciplines, as teams of residents compete in quiz nights, “minute to win it”, “letters and numbers” and other team games.