Helping Students Succeed
This is the perfect time to take an online tour of the services and resources that will be available to support your leaning at VIU. These services are all free to VIU students!
For students in degree, diploma and certificate programs
- Language coaching
- Discussion groups
- Writing Centre help
- MBA English support
For students in the English as a Second Language program (ESL)
Learningmatters.viu.ca is a digital collection of resources to assist students in being successful. Videos, learning tips, study strategies, support areas, best practices—all collected together in this site.
It covers topics such as learning how to learn, taking good notes in class, finding useful information, preparing a good presentation and preventing plagiarism.
A professional Life Coach works with you and provide tips and strategies to help you be successful
The Success Coach collaborates with students who want to be successful, discover insights and take actions towards their desired future. Every top athlete has a coach to improve their game or performance. Whether you are a student on academic probation or working to get grades high enough to get into your next opportunity, you are welcome to partner with the success coach.
Foundations for Success (FNFS) courses are meant to complement existing academic courses and programs at VIU. These courses augment current Adult Basic Education and University offerings by presenting six transitional elective courses designed to promote student success. Students may take one or all of these courses, but only a maximum of 3 academic credits (one single Foundations for Success course) may be used towards a credential at VIU.
Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.
This webpage contains information that will help you select courses, whether you are still exploring programs and courses or already have a set program goal.
Are you looking for a direction to take as you begin or return to post-secondary education? Are you wondering if you are on the right path? Are you thinking about changing your direction?
You are not alone!