On this page
- Your Academic Success Centre
- Book a consultation for help with writing or study strategies
- Get free, fast, and friendly feedback from WriteAway
- Attend a workshop
- Conversation Partners
- Facilitated Groups
- SLC Study Hall
- Get a handout, view a video, and see more online resources
- Hear the latest from SLC staff and students
- Support for Graduate Students
- Support for SFU Instructors
- FIC Instructors and Students
- What students are saying about the SLC
- Other support services at SFU
Your Academic Success Centre
The Student Learning Commons (SLC) offers expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies -- in an environment of collaboration, discussion, and peer learning.
You can find SLC services on all three campuses.
Book a consultation for help with writing or study strategies
SLC consultations are available both in-person and virtually. Appointments can be booked via WCOnline.
Get free, fast, and friendly feedback from WriteAway
Undergraduate students can submit their writing assignments to Write Away for free, fast, and friendly feedback.
Attend a workshop
SLC workshops on topics such as writing, time management, study strategies, and English as an Additional Language strategies are offered both in person and remotely.
Screencasts and recordings of live workshops are also available on our Learning strategy videos and Academic writing strategy videos pages. We are constantly updating these pages, so check back regularly for new recordings.
The Conversation Partners Program is for English as an Additional Language (EAL) undergraduate and graduate Simon Fraser University students who wish to be paired with a student volunteer to practice and improve their conversational English in a friendly, supportive environment.
Let's Talk! English Conversation Group
Let's Talk! is a weekly workshop facilitated by volunteer peer educators. The goals are to provide an opportunity for students to practice their spoken English and listening skills in a friendly group setting.
VOW(e)L: the Virtual Writing Group (for everyone)
VOWƏL is the Virtual Open Writing Lab (for everyone). For more information, check out VOWƏL Open Writing Lab (for everyone).
SLC Study Hall
The Study Hall is a peer-supported dedicated space for you to work alongside other students. Writing & Learning Peer Educators, Math & Science Peer Tutors, and Computing Science Peer Tutors will be on hand to provide academic support at your request, and they can point you to a host of other helpful resources on campus.
Get a handout, view a video, and see more online resources
We offer a wide range of electronic resources (handouts, videos, etc.) on many aspects of writing, English language learning, and learning strategies.
The SLC Media Collection includes a number of short (2-15 minutes) videos that students can watch and instructors can show in class or post on Canvas:
Hear the latest from SLC staff and students
The Student Learning Commons also publishes a blog, with timely and informal posts for students and instructors.
Support for Graduate Students
Available through the Research Commons
Support for SFU Instructors
Learn more about how the SLC can support your classes on our Information for Instructors page.
FIC Instructors and Students
Learn about the SLC's supports for FIC instructors and students here.
Learn about the SFU Library’s instruction strategy. Created in consultation with partners and learners within and outside the Library, this strategy guides how the Library and the SLC work with SFU learners, teachers, and staff. We support the full cycle of knowledge creation: curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and engagement with community. We are forward-looking and collaborative, attentive to areas of growth, capacity, change, and opportunity.
What students are saying about the SLC
Other support services at SFU
View details of other support services available