Where is the UQ College Learning Centre? 

The Learning Centre is located on the ground floor of Building 39A (across the road from UQ College building 14).

What is the UQ College Learning Centre?

The UQ College Learning Centre is a dedicated study space open to all UQ College students for independent study.  It is a bright, airy, comfortable space close to your classroom building where you can study productively without the distractions you have at home. It’s the perfect place to get homework done between classes.  It’s also where you will meet your teachers for consultations, and where appointments with Learning Advisers and Student Advisers take place. 

What is Supported Self-Study?

Supported self-study refers to times when a Learning Adviser is available to help students with queries which may come up as they study. These are usually questions which can be answered in 5-10 minutes. Students requiring more significant support should book a 1:1 consultation

What facilities does the Learning Centre have?

  • 24 desk spaces with suitable chairs
  • 18 computers.
  • Charging points for your own laptop, as well as data ports to connect your device up to the screens and keyboards available
  • Couch-style seating for relaxed study
  • Support from a Learning Adviser during specified hours (see times displayed in the Learning Centre).
  • Small consultation rooms for teaching staff to meet with students

When is the Learning Centre open?

Students can study there independently between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. 

When is the Learning Centre open for Supported Self Study?

Supported self-study times are displayed in the Learning Centre. At the moment these times are:

  • Tuesday           13:00 - 14:00
  • Wednesday     13:30 - 14:30
  • Thursday         13:00 - 14:00
  • Friday               11:30 - 12:30

Do I need to book?

No booking is required, and you are welcome to spend as long in the Learning Centre as you like.  Please don’t leave any personal belongings or valuables unattended though, as we can’t guarantee they’ll be safe.

What else should I know?

Remember to respect the Learning Centre space, and avoid any actions which might disturb other users.

  • Use headphones to listen to any audio, 
  • Study alone. If you need to have a group meeting, please use a side room if available, or meet in a free classroom.
  • Do not eat food in the Learning Centre
  • Be careful with drinks to avoid spillage

Best methods for self-study

  • Set realistic goals
  • Find what works for you. There are many different ways to learn, and it is important to adjust studying techniques to find what works for your brain. Some students find reading aloud helpful, others like taking handwritten notes rather than typing. 
  • Review material the same day you learn it.
  • Talk to your teacher or the UQC Learning Advisers for help.