Macarthur's Year 12 students have had disrupted preparations for their HSC and Western Sydney University wants to help them out.
The Campbelltown-based uni is offering a range of free online study sessions delivered by qualified senior teachers.
There will be 26 free sessions across 14 key HSC subject areas, running these school holidays from September 20-24.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and Advancement, Professor Alphia Possamai-Inesedy said she hoped the sessions would particularly assist people in hotspot areas like Liverpool, Fairfield and Campbelltown.
"It has been an incredibly challenging lead-up for many students in their final year of high school, and we are proud to provide a supportive online study experience for this year's cohort," she said.
"The sessions are led by expert educators and are aimed at helping Year 12 students to boost their skills, knowledge and confidence ahead of the HSC."
The sessions will be delivered via interactive webinar and include content analysis, tips and strategies, and a detailed exploration of key syllabus and curriculum areas.
Students also have the opportunity to sit a practice exam and deconstruction, with feedback and advice from experts.
Additionally, students will have access to Academic Enrichment Sessions delivered by WSU academics across multiple subjects to provide further support and enrichment to them as they prepare to sit the HSC.
Holly Purcell, who completed the HSC in 2020 and is now studying the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Applied Physics) at WSU, said the sessions were invaluable to her.
"The presenters were friendly, passionate and informative about their subject, and provided me with so much helpful advice on how to study and sit my exams," she said.
"I think it's incredibly valuable that these free sessions are offered, as students are provided with important information to do their best during the HSC.
"The fact that they are free also makes them accessible to everyone, so no students are academically disadvantaged by something they can't entirely control."
The HSC Study Sessions are offered in partnership with InspirationED.
Sessions will cover Advanced and Standard English, Chemistry, Economics, Advanced and Standard Maths, Geography, Business Studies, Biology, PDHPE, Legal Studies, Community and Family Studies, Modern History and Physics.
To register for one or multiple sessions, visit the HSC Study Sessions web page.