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Simon Fraser University Learning Support Services

Student Services:
The Student Services homepage links students to resources on academic, personal, and financial support. Associated services include

Quick Links to Frequently Used Resources

SFU Library Reference Desk - AskAway
For help with research. Reference staff can show students how to find and use the best information resources for their topic. The Citation and Style Guides help students cite sources correctly and ethically.

Career Services
Provides assistance with resumes and cover letters

Beedie School of Business: Career Management Centre
Offers students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program coaching workshops on professional resumes and cover letters.

Beedie School Writing Mentors
Aimed at undergraduate students registered in business courses and will provide those students with practical resources to help them develop strong critical writing skills.

Centre for Accessible Learning
Information and counsel for students with a documented or suspected disability.

Indigenous Student Centre
Provides programs and support services for Indigenous students

Writing and Academic Skills 

SFU Student Learning Commons: “Your Writing and Academic Success Centre” 

The SFU SLC offers free one-on-one consultations in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver to SFU students taking credit courses:

Writing: Develop and improve strategies and skills for more effective academic writing.

Learning: Enhance strategies such as time management, exam preparation, and note-taking.

EAL Programs (English as an Additional Language) 


SLC Workshops (Writing, Speaking, and Study Skills). Selected topics include

  • How To Argue Academically
  • Hot Tips for Revising
  • Structuring Ideas Through Grammar
  • Improve Your Reading Effectiveness
  • Managing Procrastination

Writing and Academic Services for Graduate Students

The Research Commons in the SFU Library offers workshops, consultations, and other services specifically tailored for graduate students.