Support and Wellbeing

Support and wellbeing

Online support available during the social distancing period

Academic Skills

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.

To book an appointment, click here:

Peer Writers Chat

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

When are sessions held?

Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm

English Conversation Groups

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 practise your English, especially if the opportunities to practice English are limited.

When are sessions held?

Monday: 1-2pm; 5-6pm

Tuesday-Friday: 1-2pm

Academic Skills Contact Details




Academic Skills Appointments - 2020


Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Available for first year law students

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) 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.

When are sessions held?

The six weekly PAL sessions will be online via Zoom for Semester 1 2020, and you can access them via the following links:

Monday 4pm-5pm:
Tuesday 3pm-4pm:
Wednesday 10am-11am:
Wednesday 3pm-4pm:
Thursday 12pm-1pm:
Friday 2pm-3pm:




Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) ANUCoL - 2020



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.

  • EWES online workshops for onshore students went live on Wednesday 1 April 2020.
  • These online workshops include a teacher-facilitated Zoom session, interactive online language development tasks and follow up feedback
  • The first three workshops to go online were: Presentation Skills, Using the Right Tone and Communicating Objectively.
  • 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 available here: 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

Available to all ANU students

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.

To make an appointment, please call 02 6178 0455.




ANU Wellbeing and Support Line

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.


1300 050 327


0488 884 170


You can find all the above services and much more in our ANU COL Support Services booklet


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

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