The following is a message from Conestoga College’s Student Success Services team.
As faculty, students often turn to you first when they are struggling. You have the opportunity to normalize the act of asking for help by sharing information about our services with your entire class. Learning supports and wellness services can benefit all students and we want to ensure that they know Conestoga College’s student services are here to support them.
Students who access our services earlier in the semester tend to be more successful.
Helping to make sure students are aware of services early in the semester, and with friendly reminders throughout the term, can help to provide early intervention and avoid problems at crunch time.
To try to make this as simple as possible, Student Success Services has created a collection of digital postcards that faculty can use to help connect students to online opportunities for help.
Below, find the downloadable postcards. Choose the services you would like to highlight to your class, download the appropriate image, and use the image in your announcements, presentations, or emails.
Student Success Advisors
myLearning & Library Services
Conestoga’s myLearning and Library Services are providing remote help for students to help them achieve academic success and overcome barriers to learning. Visit studentsuccess.conestogac.on.ca/myLearning for details on how get connected with support for math, writing, research, using technology and more. If you feel like you need some extra help, Conestoga has got you covered!
Conestoga College offers a variety of services that support your wellness. Students currently living in Ontario can access the college’s remote medical care and mental health supports to discuss any physical and mental health issues they are experiencing.
* For legal reasons, college wellness services are only available to students currently living in Ontario.
myCareer Services provides remote career advising appointments to help students explore career options, work on resumes and cover letters, learn networking and interview skills, and get educated on safely finding work.
Student Engagement helps support students form connections and develop skills. Students can visit the Co-Curricular Portal to get information and register for exciting online events like Enlightenment Dinners, English Conversation Partners and workshops.
Teach Me Tech
Conestoga’s Teach Me Tech Services provides remote help to students on a variety of technology and online learning topics. Check out tips and videos, and access the online live Tech Help chat for help. There are also ongoing workshops available to help students navigate tech and computer programs.
Student Self Referral
Student Success Advisors are here to help navigate college services and find the supports and tools that will work best for learners. They can help book appointments with wellness and learning services, and can assist students in working through college processes or problems they might be experiencing. Asking for support is easy – students can use the online self-referral form and an advisor will reach out to set-up a time to talk.
Refer a Student for Support
Student Success Services appreciates everything faculty do to ensure students have the most beneficial college experience. Please know we are here to help you in this endeavour with the Faculty Student Referral Form.
If you develop a particular concern or feeling that a student may need additional academic or wellness support, please reach out to us through this form. It is received by Conestoga’s Student Success Advisors, who are able to help evaluate student needs and make direct referrals to and appointments with support services.