Support for RRU Students

Posted by ahowlett on December 2, 2015 - 2:24pm
Private - accessible only to group members

The following workshops and resources are available to all Royal Roads students:

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops, delivered in collaboration between the Counseling and Coaching Centre and Accessibility Services

Mindfulness and Stretching Workshop, coordinated by our Student Activities Assistants and facilitated by guests from Moksha Yoga

  • Wednesday December 9th at 12:00pm in the Hatley Castle Drawing Room

Our Student Activities Assistants are also coordinating an online event for students to submit health recipes, with a deadline of December 6:   

Below is a list of some of the support services for we offer to students.  Each listing includes a hyperlink to a websites and related email addresses.


Services for Students (this list is not comprehensive of all services for students, but does identify some key services that may support a student in need)

Student Counselling Servicesemail:             

All Royal Roads Students are eligible for free, confidential counselling services.   These services are delivered face-to-face, by phone, and by Skype. If you are not comfortable making a referral to Counselling Services, please contact Sarah Chettleburgh, Manager of the Coaching and Counselling Centre, and she may be able to provide you with assistance, or offer direct outreach to a student.  

Accessibility Services:  email:          

(for students with both short-term or permanent physical disabilities or learning disabilities)

The Coordinator of Accessibility Services works with students and faculty to coordinate academic accommodations for students that can be permanent or short term.  Some of the conditions that would receive accommodations and support through this office include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • A learning disability
  • A chronic health condition
  • Post-traumatic stress

If you have a question about what may, or may not, be eligible for accommodations, please contact please contact Michelle Underdown.

Student Foodbank

The Royal Roads University Food Bank supports RRU students who are on a very tight budget…no questions asked.  Local/regional or residency students can access the Food Bank by visiting the RRU Recreation Centre, which is open seven days a week.  Donations also welcome!

Financial Aid and Awardsemail:   

Awards competitions are administered every three months: November 1, February 1, May 1 and August 1 of each year.   Awards vary from competition to competition, and students can apply as many times as they would like (as long as they are registered in coursework).  These awards will not cover the cost of tuition, but can ease financial stress.  There is also a limited supply of specialized or emergency funding available for students.  If you have a question about how to refer a student to Financial Aid and Awards, please contact Gwen Campden, Manager, or Meghan Reusing, Financial Aid & Awards Advisor, via

International Student Support: email:       

The International Student Liaison offers international student advising and cultural support to our international students. As academic stress mounts, international students may experience increased homesickness.  RRU’s International Student Liaison can help address some of these feelings of anxiety and connect a student with appropriate supports.  If you have a question about support available, or how to refer an international student, please contact Viral Mangukia at:   

Indigenous Student Support:  

The office of Indigenous Student Services provides on campus and on-line learning support and assistance for Indigenous and Metis students.  Cultural, academic and financial assistance, as well as general support are available.  If you have a question about support available, or how to refer a student, please contact Asmanahi Antoine, Manager, Indigenous Education and Student Services.

Student Activities and Events: email:

If students are looking for a way to engage, either on-campus, remotely, or in a different city, our student activities assistants can help make active connections. These assistants plan regular events for social engagement and also manage the Student Services Facebook page.

Thank you again, and if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.



Kyla McLeod, Director, Student Services

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