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With a Little Help from Your Friends: A Guide to Notre Dame Support Services


If you are finding things tough (we all do at times), Notre Dame offers many Support Services both on campus and online. Law School can be challenging, so make the most out of your university experience by utilising the resources available to students. From academic and careers support, to chaplaincy and counselling services, there’s always help available!


Academic Support

Did you know, that Notre Dame students can book a 30-minute appointment with a Learning Advisors to help with student success? Learning Advisors can assist students with study habits, academic writing, time management skills, referencing, and even mathematics questions (I’m looking at you Remedies and Statistics!). Additional support is also available for Indigenous students or those who speak English as a second language.


Academic Skills Workshops presented by Learning Advisors and the Library Staff are not to be missed; they're the perfect opportunity to brush up on your AGLC4!


To book a session with a Learning Advisor, email student.success@nd.edu.au


Careers Service

It’s a competitive market out there; the Notre Dame Careers Service may be your secret weapon to gaining a professional edge to help you stand out! From first year up until eighteen months after graduation (you heard that correctly) you can book a one-on-one appointment with the Careers Service – they can provide great advice regarding career planning, job seeking strategies, and can even assist with CV and cover letter writing and interview skills!


Make sure to regularly visit careerhub.nd.edu.au to book an appointment and to access a range of careers resources. The Jobs Board also gives students access to a large range of job and internship listings!


Don’t forget! Notre Dame students also have access to LinkedIn Learning!


Chaplaincy

Notre Dame prides itself on its commitment to pastoral care. The Chaplaincy Service provides students with the opportunity to flourish and seek excellence beyond their studies, through the exploration of their faith. Connect with other students through Chaplaincy events, spiritual formation, prayer and charitable works.


Counselling

If you find that you are struggling with a personal, psychological or study-related difficulty, registered psychologists can assist you in developing strategies to address your concerns, improving mental health and wellbeing, and achieving your personal and academic goals. Notre Dame offers a free and confidential Counselling Support Service for all current students.

To book an appointment with a Counsellor, email sydney.counselling@nd.edu.au


Notre Dame also have a Respect Officer on each campus to help and support students who have been affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or family or domestic violence. Charlotte Armstrong is the Respect Officer in Sydney, and you can contact her directly at sydney.respectofficer@nd.edu.au


The Library

The Library can provide Notre Dame students with a wealth of knowledge beyond that contained within pages! If you visit the Library website you will have access to online resources to inform your studies including eBooks, eJournals, video collections and databases (tip from a fifth year: make sure to check out Lexis Advance and Westlaw!). Beyond this, the Library offers a range of services, tools and facilities to assist with your learning. Library Workshops and online resources are a great way to develop your learning, research and referencing skills!


You can contact the Library Staff via email, phone, or use the Chat With Us service on the Library website.


Access and Inclusion

Access and Inclusion Advisors are available to assist students with a disability, injury, medical condition, mental health condition, or learning difficulty – regardless of whether your condition is ongoing, episodic or temporary. Access and Inclusion are able to provide reasonable adjustments and learning access plans (LAPs) to enable students to achieve their potential at Notre Dame.


To book an appointment with an Access and Inclusion Advisor to discuss your individual support needs, email sydney.accessandinclusion@nd.edu.au


COVID19 Student Hardship Assistance Fund

The COVID19 Student Hardship Assistance Fund has been established in direct response to the challenges faced by many students during the COVID19 global pandemic, to provide support to those in need of emergency assistance while continuing their studies at Notre Dame.


For more information visit https://www.notredame.edu.au/current-students/support/hardship-assistance


Asking for help when you need it most is one of the bravest things that you can do.


Alicia

 

About the Author Alicia is studying her fifth year of a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Applied Psychology). In addition to her position on the NDSLS as Education Director, Alicia has a passion for reading, rules, and roses. #law #studentlife #supportservices #academicsupport #uni #UNDA #notredamesyd #ndsls #lawstudent #lawschool #RUOK? #askforhelp

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