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The Learning Centre is a welcoming place where you can study, use the computers, meet with a peer-mentor and enhance your academic writing and course content comprehension. You can also discuss with our staff any academic issues such as note taking, time management, essay writing or any other school-related questions!
These academic supports are free to all students and can be booked by accessing My.StMU self service, selecting the Classes tab, opening LC bookings, and viewing the various calendars of supports:
- Peer Mentor calendar – one to one appointments. Mentors are students who have been successful in their course work and have been recommended by faculty. They can provide assistance and advice to better understand how to navigate your university experience, how to approach a writing assignment, or master difficult course content. Mentors provide a student perspective and can help you to build the academic skills required to be successful at university. Appointments can be booked in 30 minute time slots; please come prepared with your questions and materials. Students can share their questions in advance to allow their mentor to best prepare for their appointment.
- Success Seminars calendar – a series of workshops hosted by faculty and staff at StMU on topics that can support your success. Topics include such things as academic writing, research skills, time management, and wellness.
- Mind, Body, Spirit calendar – offers registration for some of the wellness offerings on campus, including coffee chats with StMU counsellors, and the mindfulness series.
The C114 student study room is a shared space equipped with computers, scanners and printers available for student use. C114A is the office of the Academic Access Coordinator who works with students with disabilities to develop accommodation plans and is also available to all students who wish to discuss academic concerns or explore academic strategies for success.
The Writing Centre of the Learning Centre offers weekly drop-in labs where you can work on your written assignments with the support of our academic writing instructors. Online writing support is also available through CLASS through the Chat with a Prof program. If you have any questions, please view the FAQ by clicking here.
Access Services (Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities)
St. Mary’s University is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible academic experience that supports the learning and development of all students. Access Services works with students in consultation and collaboration with faculty and staff at St. Mary’s to develop academic accommodation plans, systems and supports for students with disabilities.
New students requesting accommodation for disability should contact the Academic Access Coordinator prior to the semester start. Accommodations may be requested or revised throughout the academic year for students experiencing temporary conditions or changes to their disability status or impacts.
Accommodation requests must be supported with appropriate documentation, obtained from a licensed professional experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of the respective disability. Documentation should be sufficiently recent to reflect the student’s current condition, should clearly identify the functional impacts experienced in an academic setting, and should provide recommendations for accommodations to address those impacts.
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The Testing Centre is located in room C115 and is available for accommodated exams and external proctoring. Eligible students can request to write exams in the Testing Centre by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to their instructor three (3) working days’ notice for tests and one week’s notice for final examinations. Please identify the accommodations that you wish to access when booking your examination. Accommodations for online exams are arranged by emailing your instructor in advance of your exam to request those accommodations.