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Libraries

Student Representitive Council

Student Services

 


Libraries
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/.


Student Associations
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.

Student Services
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 personal goals.

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.

For further information about the Academic Skills Unit services visit the
website at http://inet.acu.edu.au/AcademicSkills/

CAMPUS MINISTRY
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
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.