Have a question about your academic writing, issues with numeracy or referencing? Learning Consultations can help with that.

Learning Consultations are free individual consultations available to UNSW Business School students where you can seek advice and meet with a consultant who has expertise in business studies.

Our consultants offer guidance and support in all areas of business study and will give you constructive feedback on academic skills from essay writing to time management, exam preparation and beyond.

For example, a consultant might review your work and then discuss ways to improve it with you. They might help you to understand or clarify the purpose or structure of an assignment. You might also discuss strategies for presentations, case studies or other academic concerns.

Whatever your Learning Consultation looks like, we can offer friendly and helpful support.

Hear the benefit of Learning Consultations

Learning Consultations are for all students who want to improve their academic performance. Watch the video to hear a postgraduate student talking about how he used the consultation service to get his writing to PhD standard.

How Learning Consultations work

Consultations are by appointment and booked through our online booking system, BusinessConnect. You can book up to four consultations every term.

There are a number of different appointment types available.

  • Assignment 

  • Exam Preparation

  • Literacy

  • Numeracy

  • Referencing 

  • Report Writing and Preparation

There may also be Discipline Specific appointment types available depending on the term and Consultant availability.

  • Assignment

    These consultations focus on offering support for your assessment and assignment tasks.

    Exam Preparation

    These consultations focus on helping you to prepare for your exams. 


    These consultations provide support for general study skills.


    These consultations focus on supporting students who require assistance with assessment tasks that primarily involve mathematics and statistics.  


    These consultations focus on providing support with referencing and to help develop and build your referencing skills.

    Report Writing and Preparation

    These consultations focus on support for drafting and preparing your essays, reports and presentations. 

    Discipline Specific (when available)

    These consultations focus on providing support specific to the course code.

Get the most out of your consultation

Make the most of your consultation time by making sure you:

  • Prepare any questions you want to focus on.
  • Ensure you’re up to date with lecture materials, readings, and your notes.
  • Provide your consultant any relevant documents prior to your appointment.
    • Your writing or response to a task (at any stage of development).
    • The assignment question and details or topic on which you are working.
    • Past feedback and/or other material you consider relevant to the task.

If you have any relevant documents that you haven’t already provided your consultant, please email them to learning.consultations@unsw.edu.au prior to your appointment.

Book a consultation

Before you book an appointment, decide which type of consultation you require. Be sure to book the appointment type that best suits your concern.



    1. Go to BusinessConnect Select Student/Alumni and log in to your account using your zID.

    2. Select the Learning Consultations option in the top banner.

    3. Select Request New Appointment

    4. Select the desired details for your appointment in the left-hand panel and click Check Availability.

    • Results will be displayed in the right-hand panel.
    • If the message No appointment found is displayed, there are no appointments matching your search.
    • We recommend expanding your search perimeters and searching again.

    5. Select the desired appointment by clicking the Consultant name.

    6. Confirm the appointment details and add any additional notes you would like your consultant to know before your appointment and attach any relevant documents such as assignment questions or lecture materials.

    7. Select Submit Request.

    8. Once you submit your appointment it will then show on the Requested Appointments panel (left-hand side). Once confirmed it will show in the Approved Appointments panel (right-hand side).

    9. You will receive a reminder email 48 hours before your consultation.

  • Be mindful that once you have made an appointment, that time slot is no longer available to other students. 

    We ask that you be respectful of others time, if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, be sure to do so at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. This ensures the consultation time is made available to other students and that they don’t miss out.

  • Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment you can also do this yourself through BusinessConnect up to 24 hours prior to your consult.

    1. Navigate to your appointment by selecting the Learning Consultations option in the top banner.

    2. In the Approved Appointments panel (right-hand side), find the appointment you wish to cancel or reschedule.

    3. Within the appointment there is a vertical ellipsis (3 dot) menu on the right-hand side located under the duration of the appointment.

    4. Select the vertical ellipsis, this will display a drop-down menu with the options:

    a. Cancel

    b. Reschedule

    c. Add to Calendar    

    5. Select your preference to either cancel or reschedule the appointment.

    The option to cancel or reschedule your appointment via BusinessConnect will be disabled within 24 hours of your appointment time. 

    If you need to cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment, please email learning.consultations@unsw.edu.au as soon as possible.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

PASS offers free, peer-facilitated study sessions in over 45 courses in the Business School. Learn from Leaders who have previously excelled in the course, discuss materials with others in your course and complete activities.

Academic communication essentials

UNSW Business School offers a range of academic communication resources so you can thrive in your studies. Whether it’s tips on public speaking and presentations or learning how to write essays and use correct referencing, we’ll help you learn all the skills required to your best.

Exam preparation & time management

We provide students with helpful resources that support good time management and exam preparation for UNSW Business School courses. Find out more about our workshops, exam tools and time management guidelines.


  • 60 minutes

  • The majority of consultations are held via Teams. Details to join are provided in your appointment confirmation.

    Sometimes appointments may be held face-to-face. If you have a face-to-face appointment, your consultation will be held in a private meeting room in the Career Accelerator office.

    Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to find the location and meet your consultant before your scheduled appointment time. Please ring the doorbell on the right of the glass doors so we can let you in.

    Career Accelerator office 
    Room 1028, Level 1, Quadrangle (E15).

  • Please see How to reschedule or cancel an appointment for details.

Contact Us

For more information, send us an email.