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During the COVID-19 situation, Student Learning Development will continue to offer academic support to students via Zoom for all workshops and consultations effective immediately. PASS sessions will be offered via Zoom from March 30th. 
Please take care during these unsettling times and know that we are here if you need advice or support – from the SLD team.

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What's for me at SLC?

HEDC Student Learning Development provides free academic development to students studying at the University of Otago. Whether you are working hard to get a pass mark or seeking to gain a top result, all students can benefit from our services:

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The friendly and capable staff in the Student Learning Development team want to help you succeed at Otago. Here’s what students have said about the Student Learning Development services:

"I sought help for an essay and the learning adviser assisted me with the technical aspects of it which included grammar and flow. The feedback was very valuable and after applying this to my essay, I obtained a grade that I was very happy with."

"I was at a point where I was rather desperate to improve my writing style, and the one-on-one service the learning adviser provided was perfect to meet that need. Concepts were well explained and I believe the help I received had a pivotal role in my entry into a Master’s programme."

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