Support and Wellbeing

Support and wellbeing

Online Support Available

The following services have been modified and adapted to all meet the social distancing requirements necessitated by the pandemic.

For up-to-date information about the wide range of actions taken by the University to ensure the wellbeing and welfare of our community, please refer to the COVID-19 advice page.

Assistance and Feedback on Writing

Available to all ANU students

Academic Skills are offering students a range of 1-1 support options, either online (via Zoom) or by written feedback.

Students are encouraged to make use of these as they can gain highly personalised assistance and feedback on their writing and other language questions. Book an Appointment.

You can also refer to the writing-in-law webpage.

Peer Writers Chat

When are sessions held?

Monday: 11am - 1pm
Wednesday: 11am - 1pm
Thursday: 11am - 1pm
Friday: 11am - 1pm

Available to all ANU students

Peer Writers can help you with:

  • Analysing a question
  • Understanding the requirements for a report, critical review, annotated bibliography or some other type of assessment
  • Developing a plan for your essay, report, oral presentation or other type of assessment
  • Referencing questions
  • Preparing for exams
  • Time-management techniques

Join a drop-in or for more information, please visit the peer writing services website.

Study Sessions

When are sessions held?

Tuesday: 11am - 12pm

For more information on the different topics covered and to register please se the study sessions page.

Available to all ANU students

Covers essential university study skills including referencing and academic writing.

English Conversation Groups

When are sessions held?

Mondays - Fridays:12 - 1pm
Mondays:5 - 6pm

Attend via Zoom
Meeting ID: 980 8997 0320
Password: 702295

Please see the English Conversation Groups for more information

Available to all ANU students with language backgrounds other than English.

Students who have English as their first language can volunteer their time with the groups.

Academic Skills also runs English Conversation Groups via Zoom.

Conversation groups are a great way to meet new people and practice your English.

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Onilne Sessions

Thursday 1pm - 2pm
Join Zoom Session
Meeting ID: 928 8205 3128
Password: 952573

Friday 11am - 12pm
Join Zoom Session
Meeting ID: 99089283659
Password: 837523

In-Person Session

Tuesday 10am - 11am
Location: Law Library Seminar Room.

Available for first year law students

Peer-Assisted Learning is a program for first year law students run by later year law student mentors. Our aim at PAL is to help provide you with the long-term skills that you will need throughout your entire law degree. PAL is an informal and relaxed learning environment and our mentors have first-hand experience with the challenges of being a first-year law student.

English and Wellbeing Enhancement Series (EWES)

Available to all first-year international students studying at the ANU

EWES is now online with three English Enhancement Workshops offered to onshore students.

Each workshop includes a teacher-facilitated Zoom session and interactive online language development tasks, followed with a feedback session. Each workshop is repeated twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

  • These online workshops include a teacher-facilitated Zoom session, interactive online language development tasks and follow up feedback
  • Sessions are repeated over the week and new sessions will be added as we progress through the Semester.
  • Students have responded positively to these online sessions.

To enrol into EWES, please fill out the enrolment form and email it to

Access and Inclusion

Available to all ANU students

Access and Inclusion is currently operating remotely and is offering appointments via Zoom.

The ANU Access and Inclusion group assists students who have a disability, medical condition or who are recognised primary carers of a person with a disability, to participate fully in their program of study by providing advice and support that minimise the impact of disability in education.

ANU Counselling

To make an appointment, please call 02 6178 0455 between 8am-4pm.

For AFTER HOURS support, please contact 1300 050 327, or sms 0488 884 170.

Available to all ANU students studying in Australia. For students studying overseas, please contact the ANU thrive team at Student Wellbeing

ANU Counselling is currently operating remotely and is offering appointments via Zoom.

The ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community. The Centre is a free, confidential and non-diagnostic service available to all currently enrolled ANU students.

ANU Wellbeing and Support Line

Telephone: 1300 050 327
SMS: 0488 884 170

Available to all ANU students – 24h

The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line is a phone service for all current students who are experiencing situational stress, emotional difficulties and mental health concerns. The service can also be used to provide debriefing support and assistance for student leaders. The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line works with ANU Counselling but is operational 24 hours a day.

External Support Services

There are a wide range of community services available across Australia and locally in the ACT to support student mental health. These are a selection of services and resources most relevant to university students. See the staff at the ANU Counselling Centre if you would like more support finding information or a service.

Respectful Relationships Unit

Available to all ANU students

The Respectful Relationships Unit provide information, support, case coordination and referral for those impacted by sexual assault or sexual harassment, including those supporting someone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment.

You can also disclose an incidence of sexual misconduct using the ANU Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form.

Dean of Students

To make an appointment, please email

Available to all ANU students

The Dean of Students provides confidential, impartial advice and can help to resolve problems by acting as a neutral intermediary between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University.

Wellbeing and Resilience in Law

For tips and tricks on how to navigate the stresses that studying law can bring to students, we recommend that you watch the pre-recorded 'Wellbeing and Resilience in Law' information session, presented by ANU Law Students' Society.

You can find all the above services and much more in our


Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team