Remote students

It doesn't matter where you are studying, we've got you covered. Our appointments are now available to all students no matter where you are physically located. 

Zoom appointments (synchronous)- Just before the appointment time your Learning Adviser or Writing Coach will send you a link for the Zoom meeting to discuss your assignment and provide study and writing skills strategies. All you need do is click on the link and enable your microphone and camera. We ask that you upload your draft to our dedicated Wattle site before the appointment (before 9am on the day of the appointment) so the Adviser has time to review it. 

Written feedback (asynchronous) - During your appointment time, the Learning Adviser or Writing Coach will read and provide feedback via Wattle. The feedback will be available at the end of the appointment. Use the instructions on our "Upload your draft" page to upload your draft and view your feedback. The focus of our feedback will be on the argument and structure of your draft. 


These are available Monday - Friday, 12am - 3pm (Canberra time) during semester time. All students can join in via our Wattle site and ask a question.

What to expect

We have a few rules to help share appointments and to give you time between appointments to apply some of the feedback.

  • Booked appointments are limited to a maximum of one per week and three per calendar month.
  • We will see a full draft of an assessment piece only once, but we can see an outline, and then a full draft.
  • We cannot see an assessment piece that is due on the day of the appointment.
  • We do not edit, proofread or grammar check.
  • We do not advise on the disciplinary content of your work. Your tutors, lecturers and supervisors are the best resources for content-specific advice.
  • We cannot estimate a likely grade for your work.
  • We will only see work directly related to an ANU course of study. For example, we do not advise on IELTS tests, CVs or resumes, job applications or applications to other universities
  • We do not see take-home exams.


Our services are very popular. In order to provide a fair system for all students, we have some guidelines around appointment cancellations.

  • If you are no longer able to attend a booked appointment, please cancel as soon as possible. You can cancel online through the link provided in your confirmation email when you book an appointment. It is best to cancel yourself, but if you are having trouble, please email to cancel your appointment.

    We have a zero tolerance policy for abusive or threatening behaviours directed at staff or students. This includes shouting, swearing, threats, name calling, racist comments and inappropriate gestures. Without exception, those who abuse will be required to leave our offices immediately and will no longer be able to access this service.


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