Trent University is known for our academic supports. Based throughout the Colleges, Academic Skills Instructors offer online resources, workshops, and individual appointments to support students as they look to improve and refine skills for success at university.
- Explore online resources on writing, citation, study skills, time management, and more
- Bring questions or work to an appointment
- Learn about upcoming events or workshops
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Meet your Academic Skills Instructor at Traill College
Dr. Sue Beckwith
I have been at Trent as a student many times, obtaining two bachelors’ and a master’s degree. I also have a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. I believe in lifelong learning and recently completed a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I have been an Academic Skills Instructor at Trent for five years.
As an Academic Skills Instructor, I support students’ efforts to improve and refine their skills for success at university. I provide appointments to help students with skills such as time management, taking notes during a lecture, and the complexities of the writing process. As well as working with undergraduate students, I present programming for graduate students at Traill College with skill-building workshops, motivational and community-building sessions, and writing events, such as the May Writing Retreat. Trent’s Academic Skills website is a first-stop resource for many students.
Book an appointment with Academic Skills
Book a 30-minute in-person or online skills appointment with your academic skills instructor.