The Library on each campus supports learning and research by providing:
- Information resources
- Computers with internet access, Microsoft Office and other applications
- Study spaces
- Printing and copying facilities.
The library collection includes books, journals and audiovisual resources.
Access to a large number of electronic databases and journals is available
from home as well as on campus.
To enable you to make the most of its resources the Library conducts Information
Literacy classes and staff are always on duty at the Information Desk.
For further information about library facilities and services visit the
website at http://www.acu.edu.au/Library/.
Each campus has a Student Association which represents the students in
matters concerning the general welfare of the student body. This involves
taking action on behalf of the student body, promoting student involvement
in student activities and affairs, and providing student representatives
to the various campus and University boards and committees. For details
regarding ACUNSA, the Australian Catholic University National Student
Association, please contact the Student Association on campus.
The Dean of Students has responsibility for Student Services. The Dean
liaises with student associations. On each campus there are services as
listed below that help students in the achievement of their academic and
ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS
The Academic Skills Unit assists undergraduate and postgraduate students
to develop independent learning strategies. Assistance is offered with
transition to tertiary study, managing time, reading and note taking,
researching, composing and presenting assignments. The service includes
workshops and individual appointments. The ACU National Study Guide is
available on each campus.
further information about the Academic Skills Unit services visit the
website at http://inet.acu.edu.au/AcademicSkills/
Through Campus Ministry, there is a focus on the enrichment of the faith
community on campus, where members of the University community can freely
gather to share faith, respecting their own and other religious traditions.
There are regular celebrations of Mass and times of prayer, celebrations
of special occasions. Campus Ministry offers individual pastoral support
and spiritual mentoring to students and staff. Group activities are offered
through encouraging an awareness of social justice issues and outreach
to the community. There are also opportunities for leadership development,
retreats and reflections.
Counselling services (free, voluntary, non-judgemental, and confidential)
are available to assist students with issues which include psychological
problems, personal relationships and careers counselling.
DISABILITY AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS
The University seeks to provide appropriate services for students with
disabilities. The University can do this providing needs are made known
in advance. Students who may require assistance during their studies because
of a disability or medical condition are encouraged to make an early approach
to a Disability Adviser or the relevant Course Co-ordinator; they are
also requested to indicate such needs at enrolment. Students with temporary
disabilities arising from accidents or illness experienced during the
year should make known their needs if services are required.
Those who have a disability or a chronic medical condition and who are
considering applying to the University for the first time should contact
the Disability Adviser at any time in the year before enrolment, to discuss
disability related services.