Learning Services

Our mission is to increase the academic success and retention of all students at Brock University. 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 Fall 2022 workshop schedule (PDF).

Download our Fall 2022 Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts 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 common 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 in 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 record, or general interest.  

 Consultation with an Learning Specialist in another common requirement. In this 30-minute meetingthe Specialist can answer your questions, help you identify areas to strengthen, 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 additional services for you. 

Returning 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 Groupon Microsoft Teams and meet 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.