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!

International Academic Support


For students in degree, diploma and certificate programs
  • Tutoring
  • Language coaching
  • Workshops
  • Discussion groups
  • Writing Centre help
  • MBA English support 

ELC Learning Centre

For students in the English as a Second Language program (ESL)

Math Learning Centre

  • Math tutoring

Learning Matters - Online Learning Commons Resources

  • Learning & thinking
  • Writing & reading
  • Information & research
  • Numbers & data
  • Projects & presentations

Success Coach

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  • 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.

INTR 150: University Essentials

Would you like to help yourself succeed at University?

Would you like to know the best tips and essential skills to be successful in your courses?
University Essentials aims to help you learn the skills and knowledge that will maximize your chance at success
Course Description:
An introduction to university studies providing essential skills required for academic success
and lifelong learning. Topics include university-level literacy skills (bibliographies, literature
reviews) and university-level numeracy skills (creating tables/graphs). This course focuses on
reading, writing and numeracy skills accomplished through project-based learning.
SPRING 2017: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm;
Lecture: 3 hours; Credits: 3; Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

Tips for Students in Exploratory Studies, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Career and Education Planning

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