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Refer a student to SASS

Your students take your advice seriously! At SASS, students regularly tell us that they’ve booked a writing or learning appointment because their professor or TA encouraged them to do so. Please consider recommending us to any of your students who you think could benefit from an appointment. We help Queen’s students from all years, all faculties and all degree programs, those who are struggling and those who are doing very well but would like to do a bit better.

Students don’t need a formal referral to use SASS’s services, and can book their own appointments in the following ways:

You may also like to recommend our online resources or workshops to your students.

Referring students with EAL (English as an additional language)

Does the student want general help with understanding writing conventions and other academic practices?
  • Suggest Write Nights (Tuesdays, 7:30pm-9pm on Zoom. Students can register here)
    • Students can join the EAL Coordinator from Student Academic Success Services (SASS) weekly as they facilitate a session where students can practice with models, ask questions, explore conventions, negotiate meaning, and engage with grammar in context.
  • Suggest SASS workshops.
    • SASS offers workshops throughout the year on various topics related to academic life. Students can check out SASS’s events calendar for specific information and links to Zoom registration.
Would the student benefit from professional feedback?
  • Suggest an Academic English Skills Support appointment at SASS. Students can book an online appointment here
    • SASS offers 1:1 appointments with an EAL consultant to help improve students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Students can book an introductory consultation to get to know the coordinator, assess their needs, and book future ongoing appointments.
  • Suggest Drop-In EAL Support (Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, the link will be in the SASS events calendar).
    • Students can drop in anytime between 6pm-8pm and meet with an EAL consultant for support on a piece of academic work.
Does the student want to get more comfortable with their conversation skills?
  • Suggest the English Conversation Group (Wednesdays, 7:30pm-9pm and Thursdays, 5:30pm-7pm, QUIC. Students can register here).
    • The Conversation Group meetings are intended to help international students who wish to improve their spoken English language skills. The sessions include group activities and discussions.