Academic Support for Queen's Students

Our friendly and welcoming team are experts in the science of learning and the art of writing.

Whether you're an undergraduate, Masters or PhD student, we'll help you discover ways to write essays, reports, theses, dissertations and academic articles, to study effectively, and to develop your academic English skills.

Book an appointment

Meet a SASS team member to work on your writing, academic skills, or academic English.

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Attend an event

Discover our workshops, drop-ins, and study and writing groups.

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Learn online

Work on your skills at your own pace with our academic skills and writing guides.

Visit our online resources and tutorials

English language support for students

Free assistance with writing, speaking, reading, and listening
If you’re looking to boost your English language skills at university, SASS’ team can work with you individually or in small groups – all for free!
Learn more about our English help

New writing group for graduate students

SASS is running Grad Writing Lab, a writing community just for grad students. You’ll meet and work with other grad students while receiving support from our expert staff.
Join our grad writing community

SASS is open

Appointments and workshops available
We offer a full range of academic skills, writing, and English as an additional language workshops. Appointments are available in person and online. Book online, call 613 533 6315, or visit us in Stauffer Library Monday to Friday, 8.30-4.30.
Book appointments now

Editing services for grad students

New list of approved professional editors for PhD and Masters work
If you're a grad student looking for professional editing to help you prepare your thesis, dissertation, or publications, the School of Graduate Studies has a new listing of specialists with contact details, prices, and specializations.
View the editor list




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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
the QUIC in Mitchell Hall

Writing structure: How do I stay focused and organize my ideas?

How do I stay focused and organize my ideas?




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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stauffer 121

Speaking with confidence: tutorials & presentations

We’ll show you simple but powerful strategies to overcome anxiety, speak with confidence, and boost your presentation and participation grades.




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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stauffer 121

Queer Study Space Drop-In

This session is open to students two identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

“I know I can always come to SASS whenever I need any help or advice on studying or writing. It’s so helpful."

Life Sciences '23