Learning Development & Success Learning Development & Success

Graduate Students

Learning Development & Success helps students succeed in graduate school. Check out the services below to see how we can help and for information and ideas on how to balance the challenges of conducting research, writing your dissertation, and being an effective teacher.

Presentations and Workshops

The Learning Development & Success team offers a variety of live sessions on topics that are common challenges among graduate students. These sessions are held at different times in the year and include the following:

Synchronous Sessions:

January 2022 

Time Management for Graduate Students: Thursday, January 27th, 10:30-11:30 am (registration is through Own Your Future)   

March 2022 

Staying Motivated in Grad School: Wednesday, March 2nd, 3:30-4:30 pm (link takes you straight to Zoom session)

April 2022 

Mindful Preparation for Comprehensives and Evaluations: Wednesday, April 20th, 2:30-3:30 pm (registration is through Own Your Future) 

May 2022 

Finding and Sustaining Motivation in Graduate School: Tuesday, May 17th, 10:30-11:30 am (registration is through Own Your Future)

For additional sessions offered by LDS and other campus partners, please visit Own Your Future (OYF) which is Western's doctoral professional development program. You can view their upcoming live sessions in the OYF Calendar or view their recordings of past sessions. Master's students and postdocs are welcome to attend if space is available.

Prerecorded Sessions:

Please consider viewing our Prerecorded Learning Videos.  

GradUpdATE: E-Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly E-Newsletter and receive helpful suggestions and useful information on how to succeed in grad school every month. To sign up, send an e-mail to gradupdate-request@uwo.ca. Type 'subscribe' as the subject and send - that's it!

Time Management Workbook

Here is a time management workbook developed for graduate students with information, resources, tools, and strategies to assist with time management. For tips on time management for grad students, click here

PhD Planning Group

Registration will soon be open for Winter 2022. PhD students year 2 and up are eligible to register. Every Monday, we start by reflecting on what you did during the previous week, then we move on to plan for the upcoming week, and end with a discussion on a PhD-related topic. Space is limited.

Book an Appointment

Looking for help developing a plan to complete your work? Wanting progress check-ins to stay on track? Wondering how to improve your time management or motivation? Book a confidential individual appointment with us.

Drop-in Help for International Graduate Students

Stressed about how, when, and what to study? Starting January 19th, Wednesdays from 1 to 2 pm (except Feb. 23rd), you can come to our drop-in sessions to get help with your learning. Click here to enter our drop-in help sessions. You can also add our drop-in sessions to your calendar.

Mindfulness Events and groups

Mindfulness can greatly impact your learning and work by lowering your anxiety and helping you focus and recharge better. Learn more about our mindfulness programs and how you can benefit from mindfulness.