Academic Skills

At ANU Academic Skills, we help students to develop the key academic skills and communication strategies that are foundational to all academic activity.

We assist students from first year undergraduate to final year PhD. No matter what degree you are studying or what level you are at, we want to help you reach your academic goals.

  • Go to the Academic Skills website for online resources and links to our services. This site contains a large number of useful resources and handouts on referencing and academic integrity, writing and assessment, and adjusting to university.
  • During our appointments, we offer personalised advice to assist students with their writing other study related issues. 
    • You can pre-book a free and confidential appointment with a Writing Coach or Learning Adviser. 
    • We also offer drop-in sessions with our Peer Writers for quick queries - no need to book!
  • If you are looking to improve your confidence in conversational English, why not join us at our English conversation groups. These are relaxed and friendly. No need to book. 
  • Our Turnitin Practice site allows students to submit their drafts through Turnitin before their final submission. The site also provides resources to help interpret the originality report, and how to quote and paraphrase correctly.
  • We deliver workshops on a wide range of topics during O-Week, as part of a course, and during the semester. Recordings and resources from O-Week workshops are available through our Orientation wattle site.
  • If you are a research student, take a look at our Research Writing resources.

If you need more information about any of our services or resources, get in touch with us via our contact options below.


9am - 5pm weekdays
(Closed on public holidays and weekends)


ANU Academic Skills
Scholarly Information Services
The Australian National University
Level 2 Joplin Lane, J.B. Chifley Library
Acton ACT 2601 Australia 

Our teams & Contacts


NameContact details
ANU Library Academic Skills
 +61 2 6125 2972


NameContact details
Dr Fern Hyde
Manager, Academic Competencies and Digital Capabilities
 +61 2 6125 8264
Dr Caroline Henderson-Brooks
Learning Adviser
 +61 2 6125 8342
Daisy Leung
 +61 2 6125 2972
Dr Jillian Schedneck
Learning Adviser
 +61 2 6125 2972
Dr Dilnoza Ubaydullaeva
Learning Advisor
 +61 2 6125 3597
Dr Zihan Yin
Learning Adviser
 +61 2 6125 2972