Theology and Philosophy

Getting Help with your Studies

Getting started in any new discipline at University level can be challenging, and Philosophy is no exception in this regard.

School of Philosophy Assistance

Your unit lecturer and/or tutor is your first port of call for assistance with your studies. You will find their email, office location and phone contact details, as well as their office consultation times, on the front page of your unit outline.

For assistance with essay writing, see document Writing a Research Essay in Philosophy (PDF, 213KB)

Library Assistance

The ACU Library system (including your local campus library) has a substantial collection of resources for the study of Philosophy, with materials available both in hard copy and fully online. Use them well!

Get to know your local Philosophy liaison librarian for assistance with accessing Philosophy resources.

The online Philosophy Subject Guide is a very useful resource well worth bookmarking.  This will point you in the direction of some key resources in print holdings, ebooks, journals and databases, etc. Do ensure, however, that you also make use of the more specific directions for required and further reading in your unit outline. 

ACU Academic Skills Unit

Don't forget that the ACU also offers University-wide assistance to students in developing skills and strategies for successful university study. These include workshops, consultations, a drop-in service, "Ask an Adviser", and a range of online and print resources.

The Academic Skills Unit website is well worth a look to see what further assistance is available to you as an ACU student.