Student Supports

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Academic Success Centre

The Academic Success Centre provides professional academic support to students. They help students in all programs, and at all levels of achievement and study. Specifically, they offer:

  • Appointments with a Learning Specialist to address specific academic needs
  • Workshops for Students focused on specific academic skills like study strategies, effective writing, note-taking, last-minute exam strategies, etc.
  • Writing Services to help students with their written assignments. Their Peer Tutors can help you get ahead of assignment deadlines, brainstorm ideas, or get feedback on a draft paper.


Academic Accommodations

The University of Alberta provides accommodations to eligible students who encounter medical or non-medical restrictions to their ability to perform the activities necessary to pursue studies at a post-secondary level. Medical restrictions include a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication, or sensory impairment, or a functional limitation that restricts the ability of an individual. For more information, please visit this website or contact the accommodations team at arrec@ualberta.ca.


Decima Robinson Centre (Math & Stats)

Mathematics and Statistics courses at the U of A can be extremely challenging for some students. The Decima Robinson Centre offers:


FINANCIAL RESOURCES

If you are struggling financially, the University of Alberta offers many resources, including access to emergency funding and bursaries. For more information about financial support options, please see here


PERSONAL SUPPORT

Life events and experiences outside the classroom can have a significant impact on your studies. Below are some common campus-related supports.


Counselling and Clinical Services

Counselling and Clinical Services helps students improve their personal, social and academic well-being by providing psychological and psychiatric services. Specifically, they offer:


Wellness Supports - Social Work Team

Wellness Supports has a team of Registered Social Workers that work with students on a one-to-one basis. Contact their team by emailing wellness@ualberta.ca. They assist students in the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Finances
  • Academics
  • Personal wellness
  • Life skills development
  • Family dynamics
  • System navigation

Contact their team by emailing wellness@ualberta.ca


University of Alberta Health Centre

Whether you are feeling unwell or it's time for a regular check-up, the physicians and nurses at the University Health Centre are available to help and to answer any questions you have relating to your health care journey. If you have any questions please contact UHC by phone at 780-492-2612 or email at hws@ualberta.ca. The Health Clinic is located at 2-200 Students’ Union Building (SUB).


EmpowerMe

Students covered by the SU Comprehensive Care or Basic Care Health and/or Dental Plan, have access to Empower Me, a mental health and wellness service. Empower Me has a number of professionals with various domains of expertise, including psychology, psychotherapy, social work, nutrition, etc. You can connect with EmpowerMe by calling 1-833-628-5589 (toll-free), available 24/7.


Peer Support Centre

The Peer Support Centre (PSC) is a Students' Union service that offers a free, confidential, and non-judgemental place to talk to someone for support. 


CRISIS SUPPORT

If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support, please contact: