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HSC Support

Check out these free resources at your library to make getting through the HSC a little easier!

Meet your new secret study weapon: Studiosity.

Studiosity is a free online service for students from Year 3 to Year 12 that gives you:

  • On-demand homework and study help from qualified teachers, professional tutors and university specialists.
  • Online chat to ask questions any time you're stuck or need extra help
  • The ability to send your assignment through for feedback before you hand it in
  • Help with online searches and finding good study resources.

You can also use Studiosity for help with your CV, job application and interview tips, speech writing and public speaking.

Studiosity is available 24/7, and all you need is your library card to log in. If you're not a member yet, join the library for free to use this and other great online services.

You can access Studiosity from home, or come and use our library computers.

Log in to Studiosity

Our collection includes plenty of items you can use in the library, or borrow and take home, including:

  • Study notes and guides on a wide range of subjects including English, maths, sciences, religion and legal studies
  • Sample PIPs (Personal Interest Projects) from past years
  • Non-fiction materials for study and research
  • Classic and contemporary fiction, including many English syllabus texts
  • Our Local Studies collection for historical and current information about Wollongong and the Illawarra.

Your library membership lets you access a wide range of online databases for study or research.

You can use most databases at home, or use our computers to access more information on library-exclusive databases.

See our online research page for more information.

We've put together a list of handy links for common HSC subjects to help you get started with your research.

Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Design and Technology
English
Food Technology
Geography
History
Information and Support
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
Physics
Science
Society and Culture
Visual Arts

Need a quiet space to study by yourself or in a small group?

We have desks at all of our libraries, and study rooms at Wollongong, Corrimal, Dapto and Thirroul. See our Rooms for Study or Hire page for details.

The Sydney Morning Herald has assembled a helpful HSC Study Guide 2020. It contains useful tips for succeeding in this year's HSC, while outlining the changes that have been necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This feature has been assembled in conjunction with the NSW Education Standards Authority and contains seven chapters.

The University of Wollongong has prepared 30 free subject-specific online sessions to help students improve their knowledge and understanding of key subject content. Discover what HSC exam markers and assessors are looking for by checking out the HSC Subject Support Series.

The State Library of NSW is offering free HSC Help webinars for English, History, Legal Studies and Society & Culture.

Discover helpful eResources which can be accessed from home plus advanced ways of searching for infomation to get better results and save time in the process!

Events for HSC Students

We hold help sessions and presentations for HSC students throughout the year. Upcoming HSC events are shown below.