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Getting By With a Little Help From Your Friends

With a new semester starting, it’s time to buckle down, and hit the books. Don’t forget that Ryerson offers a wide array of professional services geared to help you succeed academically, and personally. Whether it’s a big problem, or a little one, don’t hesitate to access these resources; they’re in place to help you be the best student you can be. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help! We’re all rooting for you to succeed.

Writing Support (formerly known as The Writing Centre)

Let’s face it, essays are hard. The writing centre provides advice and support, by engaging in individual and group discussion for any aspect of your writing, throughout any stage of your writing! Book an appointment with a trained writing consultant, or pop by for drop-in hours listed on their website.

Where: 4th Floor Student Learning Centre.

English Language Support

English Language Support offers free help for any multilingual student at Ryerson who wants to better engage in their learning environment. Offering assistance with developing communication skills – writing, listening, and reading – English Language Support encourages academic success in a stress free environment, while allowing students to meet, and practice their skills with other peers. Book an appointment.

Where: 4th Floor Student Learning Centre.

Academic Accommodation Support (Formerly known as the Access Centre for Students With Disabilities)

Serving as a resource for students, this access centre provides disability related support by increasing access and reducing barriers to further all students’ academic success at Ryerson. Geared to help students with learning disabilities, sensory impairments, acquired brain injuries, ADHD, and mental health, medical, and mobility issues. For more information, see here.

Where: 4th Floor Student Learning Centre.

Math Centre

Whether you’re looking to simply develop your math skills, or you need specific guidance for any of your math-related classes, the math centre is full of friendly and qualified individuals who want to see you succeed. Check out the Math Support website, here.

Where: 4th Floor Student Learning Centre.

Study Skills and Transition Support

Need to up your study game this semester? Knowing how to study properly is half the battle. Study Skills and Transition Support will help you learn to change your study habits to suit your individual needs, and learning style! Don’t hesitate to book an appointment.

Centre for Student Development and Counselling

Whether you need moral or academic support, the Centre for Student Development and Counselling is always here to help. Offering free and confidential counselling sessions, trained professionals are always available to work through your problems or concerns. Feeling nervous about counselling? There’s nothing to be worried about. Read one of our bloggers’ personal experiences on anxiety and you might just find you have something to talk about, too. Book an appointment here. 

Where: Jorgenson Hall, 350 Victoria Street, Room JOR-07C, Lower Ground Floor.

Cover photo by @petrabarr

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Ellen Smith
Ellen smith is a fourth year Arts and Contemporary Studies student currently blogging for RU Student life. Ellen can be found getting booed off the stage at karaoke or in the sale section of shoppers looking for the most obnoxiously bright shade of lipstick she can find.