Supporting your student Your support is critical to your student’s success and can be demonstrated in many ways by: Being mindful of mid-term and exam periods and offer your student more space. Encouraging participation in Orientation Week and getting involved in the various opportunities available on campus – it a great way for your student to meet new people. Encouraging your student to come up with his or her own solutions. Encouraging your student to look at the positives and to learn from his or her mistakes. Listening to your student and only offering advice when asked. Re-assuring your student that you believe in and trust him or her. Sending an encouraging message. Suggesting that he or she explore the various student resources available on-campus.