First Year Students

Welcome to UTM!

The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) is here to assist you in enhancing your academic skills through one-on-one appointments, small group skills and writing workshops, transition programs, and our Peer Facilitated Study Program.

Head Start

UTM Head Start is a series of FREE interactive sessions featuring senior student panels, course instructors and simulated classroom experiences designed to introduce you to university expectations.

Facilitated Study Groups

To view our schedule of Facilitated Study Groups please click the link above.

1:1 and Drop-in Appointment

A great way to get started in your first year of study is to come into the Centre for an individual consultations. Our strategists can help you understand your learning style and how to make it work for you, work with you to develop study plans for upcoming tests/exams, or discuss papers that you are currently writing. We recommend that you book an appointment at least one week in advance, and also that you make sure that the appointment is well before your assignment’s deadline, so that you have lots of time to apply what you learn in your sessions.

Programs Available

The RGASC also offer different programs and workshops throughout the fall and winter terms in a variety of skill building areas.