Learning Development & Success Learning Development & Success

Western Athletes - Academic Success Program

For 11 years, the Academic Success Program (ASP) has supported student athletes with their transition to university learning and competing at the varsity level. Get support meeting your goals in the classroom and in your sport!


We encourage all student athletes, and especially first-year student athletes, to review the following presentations: 

  • Student-Athletes Time Management
  • Learning from Lecture
  • Learning from Textbooks
  • Preparing and Studying for Exams

You're encouraged to review any and all of the Learning Development & Success presentations that are on the website. More information on the presentations can be found here.

Study Hall

Study Hall occurs regularly throughout the academic term where you can connect with Learning Peers for course-specific assistance, learning skills support, access graduate student mentors, or check in with a SAMP mentor. Beginning the third week of September each year, Study Hall hours are:

  • Monday: 3pm-6pm
  • Tuesday: 1pm-4pm and 7pm-10pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-1pm and 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday: 7pm-10pm

You can see the Zoom links and course-specific assistance available during Study Hall hours in your Kinduct account. You're encouraged to familiarize yourself with the PAL Centre for assistance with courses not offered in Study Hall.

Academic Check-Ins

Academic check-ins allow you to meet with the Academic Success Program Coordinator to chat about your academic and sport goals, how the transition to university life has been so far, and what resources and services on campus are available to assist with your transition to university. If you have specific course-related concerns or learning strategies you'd like to work on, these can be discussed as well.