University of Divinity Graduate Attributes
- Learn: Graduates are equipped for critical study, especially of Christian texts and traditions
- Articulate: Graduates articulate theological insight and reflection
- Communicate: Graduates communicate informed views through structured argument
- Engage: Graduates engage with diverse views, contexts and traditions
- Serve: Graduates are prepared for the service of others
Academic Skills Support
CTC offers its students ongoing assistance with academic writing skills.
Academic Skills Sessions
Academic skills sessions will be offered in both Semester One and Semester Two in 2020.
- A 5-session course will run in Semester One. Timing will be determined by feedback received from new students via online survey and details will be advertised by CTC early in the academic year. Semester Two sessions to be determined.
- Proposed topics: utilising library services, ARK, avoiding plagiarism, essay planning and writing, research skills, referencing and note-taking, managing multiple assessment tasks, exam preparation.
- 2020 Academic Writing Sessions (pdf)
To register preferences email the Learning Support Coordinator.
- Academic Tutors (including ESL qualified) are available to assist students with regard to writing assignments and correctly acknowledging sources.
- Students wishing to improve their writing skills, or developing their argument to clear conclusions can also benefit from working with a tutor matched to their individual needs.
- A research tutor is available for Higher Degree by Research Students.
More details can be obtained from the Learning Support Coordinator.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials, as set out in unit outlines. Students should advise the lecturer if they are unable to attend. Attendance at the first lecture is particularly important. At the first lecture students are given comprehensive information about unit content, assessment, and procedures for submitting assignments through ARK Learning Management System. An absence of more than 25% of lectures or tutorials in a unit is normally regarded as too great to sustain active engagement in that unit and may impact adversely on the student’s learning. Students unable to attend lectures for any reason should consult the Unit Outline (available on ARK) for information regarding the content of the missed lecture. In addition, students should access any additional resources provided in the unit reader or on ARK as well as any other recommendation that may be given by the lecturer.
The attention of staff and students is drawn to their responsibility to observe regulations imposed by the Copyright Act, available from the Australian Copyright Council’s website.
EndNote is a reference management software tool, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. EndNote is available to all academic staff and currently enrolled students of University of Divinity. EndNote can help you:
- Collect and organise references to resources, such as books and journal articles,
- Add citations to your documents, and
- Create bibliographies that use standard citation styles.
- EndNote’s Cite While You Write feature links references to a Microsoft Word Document and automatically generates a reference list/bibliography.
A training guide and videos are also available online.
Under a University of Divinity licence, all staff and students can install the EndNote bibliographic management software on their personal computers (both desktop and laptop). The latest version is EndNote X9. Before downloading the software, you need to complete an EndNote Access form. You will then receive instructions on how to download the EndNote file. Mannix Library manages the EndNote licence for the University, so please speak to library staff if you require assistance.
Students who wish to record lectures must first obtain permission from the lecturer. The recording is only for the student’s personal use.
- All postgraduate and HDR students are invited to attend CTC Staff/Postgraduate seminars. Seminars are held on Fridays from 1.00pm and the 2020 dates and presenters are:
- 14 February Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM
- 20 March Rev. Dr Christopher Mulherin
Philosophy Discipline Seminars
- All staff, postgraduate and HDR students are invited to attend University of Divinity Philosophy Discipline seminars that concentrate on philosophy and scholarship in the history of ideas.
- Students will be informed by email of forthcoming topics and presenters.
- Seminars are held on Fridays from 11.00am and the 2020 dates are:
- 21 February
- 20 March
- 22 May
- Masters and Doctoral candidates are required to meet the research seminar requirements of their awards and are encouraged to take an active role in University of Divinity Seminars.
- Doctoral candidates are required to meet the research seminar requirements of their award and are expected to present their research in at least one seminar or conference paper.
Workload (Volume of Learning)
150 hours for a 18-point unit.
This is normally 36 hours of engagement (for example, twelve 3 hour classes) plus 114 hours of personal study including assessments across 16 weeks of the semester.
200 hours for a 24-point unit.
This is normally 36 hours of engagement (for example, twelve 3 hour classes) plus 164 hours of personal study including assessments across a 16 week semester.
For 16-point units the workload (volume of learning) is reduced by a pro-rata amount from that of a 24-point unit.
Workload per semester
University of Divinity recommends a maximum of four units per semester for Undergraduate students, and three units per semester for Postgraduate students. This equates to 72 credit points for all students.
For holders of a student visa
Full-time study is:
Undergraduate Students: four units per semester
Postgraduate Students: three units per semester