Student Services: Setting Yourself Up for Success

The A. E. McKenzie building, home of Student Services. (Logan Praznik/The Quill)

The A. E. McKenzie building, home of Student Services. (Logan Praznik/The Quill)

Student Services at BU are here to care about you as a whole person; academics, career planning, mental and physical health. The Student Services webpage offers information on how to book an appointment, how to get funded for conferences and travel, links for academic advising, academic skills, personal counselling, sexual violence support and information, career services, accessibility services, Indigenous People’s Centre, and the office of international activities.


Student accessibility services offers academic accommodations to students from alternative testing settings or formatted materials to arranging a peer note-taker.

Indigenous People’s Centre

The Indigenous People’s Centre is home to Brandon University’s Aboriginal Student Council and serves as a community for BU’s Indigenous and Aboriginal students.

International Affairs

The Office for International Activities includes information for Canadian students looking to study abroad, as well as information for international students and the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program.

Mental Health

Student services offers individual, couples, and group counselling as well as access to other campus and community resources. If you’re curious, the Student Services webpage offers information regarding why counselling might be helpful, what to expect out of a session, and over the phone resources.

Student Services also offers general information about mental health including how to manage stress and create a wellness plan, as well as the causes, symptoms, and resources for anxiety, depression, and trauma. You can also find links to links to emergency services including how to get help regarding sexualized violence, information on sexualized violence education and prevention, warning signs of eating problems, and tips for a good sleep. You can also find information about identifying early signs of a student in distress, with on campus and community resources and helplines

Academic Skills

Student Services offers a myriad of resources to improve math, writing, and general learning skills through workshops and peer tutors. Your math skills can be improved through walk-in appointments, workshops, and peer tutoring; Student Services even provides the option of having quick questions answered through email.

For writing improvement, Student Services offers workshops, and walk in sessions for individual and group appointments; these should be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Learning how to learn: skills include; time management and organization, taking lecture notes, reading textbooks effectively, preparation for writing exams, memory strategies, and exam strategies. Student Services offers assistance in making a university study plan, workshops, and walk-in times.

All the Academic Skills workshops are scheduled, walk-ins are served on a first come first served basis, so prepare your questions beforehand.

Career Planning

Career planning resources on the Student Services webpage includes; job postings, job search links, career exploration and planning resources, sample resumes and cover letters, resume worksheets and practice interview questions, even an article on using Linkedin effectively.

Check the Student Services page at for the most up to date information about skills workshops and available tutoring times.