Assistance is available for a wide range of topics, such as reducing procrastination, reading textbooks more effectively, taking better lecture notes, preparing for tests, writing essay exams, and improving memory. Learning Skills help is available through a variety of services:
30-minute one-on-one appointments are available to all Brandon University students (graduate and undergraduate). All appointments will be held via Zoom. Sign-up is required.
Individual Appointments FAQs
How to Book an Individual Appointment?
To book an individual Learning Skills appointment please click on the button below.
None of these appointment times work for me?
Please email Noha Elsherbiny (Elsherbinyn@brandonu.ca).
How to find the Zoom link for the appointment?
Once you book your appointment you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.
What do I need to do before an appointment?
Please fill out the pre-meeting form linked in the confirmation email. Bring with you any textbooks, syllabi (course outlines) or assignments you have questions about.
Note: Sheilagh Grills is on sabbatical from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
Learning Skills Workshops
Skill-boosting online learning skills workshops covering a variety of topics. You do not need to sign up. For more information please visit the Learning Skills Workshops page.
Learning Skills Walk-Ins
The Learning Skills Walk-in hours are over Zoom and are hosted by the Learning Coach starting on September 21, 2020. For more information please visit the Learning Skills Walk-Ins page.
Learning Skills Online Modules
The Learning Skills Online Modules host videos and online resources that cover a variety of academic skills topics. For more information please visit the Learning Skills Online Modules page.
More Online Resources For Students
Distance Learning Guide
With classes being online there will be many adjustments and changes. This guide is intended to help support students during these transitions.
Transition to University
Covers a variety of transition topics including researching, academic integrity, writing, and vocabulary and comprehension.
Online Resource Guide
Links to several external resources related to time management, learning styles, reading textbooks, concentration, taking notes from lectures, strategies for exams, anxiety and stress management.
Textbook related websites have interactive tests for each chapter of the text, as well as valuable study tools such as chapter outlines, flashcards, crossword puzzles and concentration games.