As part of SLL’s mission promoting academic success the Institute has a Retention & Student Engagement team who are here to support students throughout their journey in SETU.
It is not unusual to feel overwhelmed at times by all the adjustments you have to make when you first go to college or during your course. It is important to remember that you're certainly not alone in having those feelings. We assist students who are struggling on their courses, who for one reason or another may not be able to continue with their studies, or who want to change courses.
Members of the team are available to meet students whose personal circumstances are intersecting with their academic life in challenging ways. We work with students on a wide variety of issues, including both personal and academic concerns. Issues may include but are not limited to:
- Not sure if you’re on the right course
- Thinking of leaving your course/deregistering
- Taking some time out from your course/deferring
- Struggling with college work
- Changing course
- Other challenges
The team aims to pay attention to the whole student (e.g. personal, social, academic) in providing support and in thinking about the best places to make helpful referrals. In addition to meeting with students, advocating on their behalf, we frequently collaborate with other offices throughout the Institute. We have a deep respect for the process of growth and learning that comes with facing the things that challenge us.