Learning Services

Our mission is to increase the academic success and retention of all students at 全球电竞直播 . We offer skills workshops and resources, drop-in academic support, and tutoring—for students by students—with additional opportunities for students who may have faced challenges getting to university.

“The path to success is different for everyone. We help you find the way that works best for you.”  

Our Services

Drop into the Success Centre to get support in your assignments from upper-year Brock students.

We are offering both on-line and on-campus drop-in – visit the Drop-in page for full details.

Workshops are pre-scheduled 1hr live sessions on a variety of skills topics including time management, goal setting, increasing concentration, self-directed learning, essay writing, and exam preparation.

For a list of upcoming workshop dates and times visit the Learning Services page on ExperienceBU

Download our Spring/Summer 2022 workshop schedule (PDF).

We offer one-on-one tutoring at competitive rates. Learn more on our tutoring page .

BU101

BU101 is a free, non-credit, asynchronous online academic skills program for undergraduate and graduate students to build technology, scheduling, notetaking, and studying skills.

We offer faculty-specific BU101 options to help you prepare for program demands such as science, academic writing, and mathematics.   Each BU101 allows you to earn a Certificate of Completion.     

BU101 opens in the summer each year – visit the BU101 page for details.

BU101 Preview 2021

Avoiding Academic  Misconduct  

Please take  advantage of all of Learning Services ’ free  opportunities including workshop, academic drop-in,  and  asynchronous supports like BU101.  If you’re not sure where to go, contact  learning@brocku.ca  and we’ll help you find what you need.  

Test your  academic integrity  decision making! Download our PDF scenarios  

Business (PDF)
Computer Science (PDF)
Humanities (PDF)
Math (PDF)
Science (PDF)

Learning Services works closely with faculty to support student academic integrity.  Learn about academic integrity and review Brock’s Academic Integrity policy .  

Academic Misconduct  

Students  who  experience issues with academic integrity may be  required to  participate in different Learning Services programs .     Workshops are a common requirement  

  • These workshops are delivered by professional staff and c ommon topics include Academic Integrity, Quotations vs. Paraphrases, Collaborating Effectively, and Time Management  
  • Make sure you register to the workshop required and that it is delivered by Learning services, for tracking purposes.    
  • If  the workshop you need is not i n  our event  list , email us at  learning@brocku.ca  and provide some date/time options.   
  • Review  our workshop  details on this webpage  to see how to join on  ExperienceBU  
  • Students attend workshops as requirements   or  as  opt-in  for   their  course participation grade,  co-curricular re cord, or  general interest.   

  Consultation with an Learning Specialist in another common requirement. In this 30-minute meeting the Specialist can answer your questions , help you identify  areas to strengthe n, and  co-develop a plan for success.  Email  learning@brocku.ca  

And you can check out our Student Resource page for help tip, tricks, and templates!

Information for...

If you are a graduate student looking for academic support please contact learning@brocku.ca to request an appointment with one of our Learning Skills Specialists. Please indicate your program and the support you’re looking for.

Critical Reads   

Email to request a  1 hr  critical read with one of our Learning Specialists.  When making the appointment, you will be asked to email  the Learning Specialist a section of concern to review prior to your  meeting  (i.e., not the entire paper).  Areas of focus may include writing style, use of research, referencing, grammar,  analytic skills or sophistication of argument. 

BU101  

Graduate Students are invited to explore our online synchronous academic prep BU101 developed in collaboration with Graduate Studies. For more information visit the BU101 page .

Workshops  

The majority of our workshops scheduled on ExperienceBU are delivered by undergraduate students for graduate students.    Our Learning Specialist will deliver graduate workshops upon request.  Frequently requested topics are listed below.  We require a minimum of 4 students to deliver the workshop.  

Please fill out our request a workshop form.  

  • Proposal Writing  
  • Time Management  
  • APA Referencing  
  • Creating a Poster (PowerPoint or Publisher)  
  • Improving your Writing  
  • Writing Reflections  

Welcome transfer students! Learning Services offers additional opportunities for you.

Transfer Connect

If you’re a student who has transferred to Brock from another post-secondary institution, you’re invited to join the Transfer Connect group .

Transfer Connect is a means for all of Brock’s transfer students to come together and share resources, stories and laughter. Established largely as a social group, the members drive the activities and events to suit their needs. We meet weekly to socialize, network, de-stress, get involved, trouble-shoot challenges, and chat about courses and assignments.

Tutoring

New transfer students may be eligible to receive free tutoring hours thanks to our transfer student grant! If you are interesting in accessing transfer student tutoring, please complete our request form .

Resources & Information

Transfer Student Roadmap (PDF) – a quick guide to help you prepare for your first year at Brock.

Transfer Survey & Focus Group results (PDF)
Transfer Survey Overview (PDF)

Welcome mature students! Learning Services offers additi onal services for you.  

R eturning or entering post-secondary after being out of school for some time  may bring extra challenges.  Theses may include technology, navigating campus, connecting with fellow students, academic/work  balance, part-time studies, or competing family responsibilities.   

Join our Mature Student Group on Microsoft Teams and m eet other mature students and  drive additional opportunities such as life and academic skills workshops and events.    We look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your university journey.

Welcome Aboriginal students! Learning Services offers additional services for you.   We partner with Brock’s Aboriginal Student Services to support you in your academics.   

  • Connect to Aboriginal Student Services to request funded tutoring.
  • Request a 1hr meeting with one of our Learning Specialists.
  • Request a skills workshop at a time  that works for you!  We require a minimum of 4 students to deliver the workshop.