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Additional Supports

Student Learning and Transition

The Student Learning and Transitions team empowers students to achieve their personal potential for learning. Student Learning Coordinators connect with students through one-on-one consultations, group workshops and tutorials and can help with academic skills such as academic writing, math and science, English language learning, academic dishonesty, and academic skills and learning strategies.  They provide a personalized, student-focused educational experience with an awareness of diverse needs and backgrounds.  Student Learning and Transitions supports students on the Muskoka campus through on site visits and online consultations.

Personal Counselling

From helping you adjust to university life, to dealing with personal loss or disappointment, coping with exam anxiety or depression, our counsellors offer free and confidential services which can make a significant difference to your quality of life and learning while you attend Nipissing University. Nipissing University Student Counselling Services offers free personal counselling year round to all full-time, part time, undergraduate and graduate students at Nipissing University.  Student Counselling Services is also available on the Muskoka campus once a month throughout the academic year.  Students studying on a campus other than North Bay or Muskoka (including distance education) can contact Student Counselling Services regarding supports available to them.

Peer Tutoring*

The Peer Tutoring Program is coordinated by Student Learning and Transitions. This service is available for students who would like a private tutor for a particular academic subject or skill area.  The Peer Tutoring Program pairs students with fellow students who have demonstrated competence in the particular academic subject or skill area requested.

You may complete an application for the assistance of a peer tutor online.  A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is charged for each 4-hour peer tutor contract. Qualified students with disabilities requiring extensive tutoring may apply for use of the CSG-PDSE/BSWD to help cover the cost of this service.

Academic Skills Drop-In Centres*​

The Academic Skills Drop-In Centres provide a peer support network and resource that is accessible to all Nipissing University students. The Peer Educators who operate the centres bring a wealth of experience from a variety of departments. They are trained in helping students on a one-on-one basis with general academic skills such as study strategies, note-taking skills, time management strategies, and more. They are able to provide students with academic resources and referrals to other services.  Free peer-to-peer support is provided on a "first come, first served" basis during posted hours.

Academic Strategist

Some students registered with Student Accessibility Services require the support of an Academic Strategist.  An Academic Strategist is put into place to support the academic development of the student by assisting the student, and may include:

  • Acting as a scribe for assignments, research papers, term papers and/or any other items that require computer input or written responses.
  • Assisting the student with academic research - access library books/articles/periodicals, read books that are not scanned, and assist in using other resources that are not accessible or in the appropriate format.
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as online exam bookings, and any other required forms related to university activities or classes.
  • Assisting with the use of technology.
  • Assisting in the organization of course work and content.

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is available in hard-copy and online.   The Academic Calendar includes program requirements, graduation requirements, support services, student policies, important dates for the year and much more.

Academic Advising

Undergraduate students who wish to plan their programs or who need advice on any academic matter should consult an Academic Advisor.  If you are experiencing academic difficulties or are uncertain about program requirements, your Accessibility Consultant can assist you with contacting an Academic Advisor or you can personally book an appointment through their office.​​​​​​​

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