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Kick off your summer of productive research and writing by attending Grad Success Week from May 2-4, three days’ worth of seminars and panels designed to help you meet the unique challenges of grad school. Enjoy a free breakfast on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2, attend the keynote address, hear from the Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies, network with your peers, and hear from faculty about how to get published.  You will also learn how to better manage your research, maintain your motivation over the long haul, and enhance your presentation skills.

Are you an Open Studies student or interested in gaining support selecting a major? Our Academic Advisor - Majors Exploration will be offering drop-in appointments in addition to regularly scheduled appointments.

Drop-in Advising:

In-person advising will be available in the Student Success Centre, 3rd floor, Taylor Family Digital Library, during the following hours:

Tired of writing your thesis alone? Join the Graduate Writing Community for twice-weekly sessions in a sunny space on the 3rd floor of the TFDL. During the first half hour of each three-hour session, enjoy conversations with grad coaches, grad students, and the occasional faculty member about the writing process and its challenges. In the last hour, feel free to break off for some one-on-one writing support with a Student Success Centre writing tutor. In between, set a writing goal and draw on the collective energy of your fellow students as you motor towards completion!

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Thrive Focus Group Participants Required

Undergrads (except Med, Vet Med, or Law) are invited to participate in a 60 to 90-minute focus group to evaluate students’ perception and knowledge of the Thrive Priority Support Network. Light refreshments provided. Contact Alison McIntosh at alison.mcintosh@ucalgary.ca or 403.220.3514 to register.

This summer, count on being productive. Grad Success Week offers three days of seminars and events designed to help graduate students prepare and focus on their important research projects.

The Scholars Academy provides unique programming and individualized support for the university’s best and brightest undergraduate students.

Applicants should demonstrate integrity, determination, compassion, and high academic potential. They have the drive to seize opportunities.

Applications are open until March 14, 2016.

The Student Success Centre now offers one-on-one tutoring for various undergraduate math courses and for foundational math skills.  This is a Quality Money Project, brought to you by your Students' Union.

As you enter the winter 2016 semester with fresh eyes and renewed motivation, the Student Success Centre wants to help you prep for a successful academic term.  January 23rd, 10:30-3:30

Having trouble motivating yourself to write? Sign up for a Writing Boot Camp session and draw on the collective energy of other grad students.  Boot camps run from January 12th to April 14th on Tuesdays (9 am—12 pm) and Thursdays (1—4 pm) in the Student Success Centre.

 

Quiet study space at the SSC during exams

During the exam period (Dec. 8, 9, 14-18, 21, 22 from 9am-4pm) space within the SSC will be available for UCalgary students to study quietly and individually.  Simply sign in at the front desk of the SSC (3rd floor, TFDL) and start studying. 

November 25, 2-3:30pm.  The Wellness Centre and Student Success Centre are pleased to present this workshop, which will help students go into exams with a positive mindset and harness stress and challenge to meet academic goals.

Develop your professional skills, support other undergraduate students, and enhance your resume by becoming an Academic Support Peer Helper at the Student Success Centre.

Monday, Nov. 9th at 1pm.  This session will review principles of academic integrity, define what plagiarism is and provide you with a number of strategies for using sources effectively in your writing and presentations.  

Want to jump into your thesis and dissertation writing? Sign up for a Writing Boot Camp session.  These sessions are only open to students writing an honours, masters, or doctoral thesis.  The next Boot Camp is on September 25 at 10am.

Develop your academic skill set by attending Success Seminars at the SSC.  Seminars occur several times each week, and the first one is "Study Smarter, Not Longer" on September 22nd. 

Develop the skills you need to achieve personal and academic success in your first six weeks of university.

Through one-on-one sessions and workshops, get end-of-term support for exam prep, research, writing, and maintaining your wellness: April 7-8.

Time Management for Engineers (Mon., March 30, 12-1pm, Gallagher Library); Annotating Math Problems (Wed., April 1, 11am-12pm, Gallagher Library).  For more information, contact Kari Coleman at kcoleman@ucalgary.ca.  

Learn about the Gates Cambridge Scholarship from Dr. Christopher M. Geissler, Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholar: Thursday, March 26, 12-1pm, MB 202 (Scholars Academy Lounge).

Presented by the Wellness Centre, this workshop will provide you with techniques to manage your anxiety during tests so you can perform better: March 31st , 5 - 6pm, TFDL 355D.

The Scholars Academy provides unique programming and individualized support for the university’s best and brightest undergraduate students.The 2015 application cycle is now open, and the deadline has been extended to March 16, 2015.  

Learn strategies useful for succeeding in graduate school by connecting with one of our peer graduate coaches.  Contact wconline@ucalgary.ca to set up your first appointment.

Learn how to study more effectively and efficiently by attending the Success Seminar “Study Smarter, Not Longer” on Sunday, March 1st at 1pm.  Register here.

Covering topics such time management, annotation of problems, and reading math texts, the SSC is offering a new series of Success Seminars designed with math courses in mind.  Register here.   

Covering topics such as time management, learning from lectures, and developing an academic plan,  the Getting a Successful Start workshop will provide you with valuable academic strategies to help you succeed during the winter term.  Register here.

Finish off your semester strongly! Join us for writing support, wellness activities, research support, academic support, and peer assisted study sessions at W²RAP Up - Nov. 25, 26 & 27!

Are you having a disappointing semester? Our Avoiding-a-Crash Workshop will provide you with tools and resources to help you improve your academic performance. Workshops will be offered on Tues., Nov. 18 and Wed., Nov. 19 from 10:30-noon.  Register here.

Drop-In Writing Support Every Day!

Twenty minute drop-in writing support consultations are currently available every day of the week.  Sign up on the 1st floor of the TFDL.

  • Monday - Thursday: 6:10pm - 9:00pm.
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:10am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:10am - 4:00pm

Skills for Success Day is a valuable opportunity for undergraduate students to develop skills that are important to achieving academic success. By attending this session, you can receive your Skills for Success certificate in one day. Learn more about this special offering online. Limited space is available so register early.