WRAP UP the semester

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from April 5 – 6, 2016.

This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. Through group sessions, you will have an opportunity to receive support for exam-preparation, research, and writing, as well as support for maintaining holistic wellness during the final stretch of the term.  Writing Tutors and Academic Development Specialists will offer one-on-one sessions, and stress-reduction activities such as making stress-balls and receiving free massages will also be offered.

The full schedule of events is now available: http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/events/wrap_up


Breaking it Down: Dialogues on Removing Barriers for People With Disabilities in the Workplace

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), with host the University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), invites post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities at all levels, career educators and representatives from federally regulated private sector employers to a one day innovative and interactive workshop “Breaking it Down (BID): Dialogues on removing barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace”, to be held at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta on Friday, April 1 in the Senate Room, 7th Floor, Hotel Alma, 169 University Gate NW from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

During this event, students and employers will have the opportunity to hear from both lived experience and employer experts on topics such as: Personal Branding and Social Media; Disclosure and Accommodation In The Workplace; Job Interviews; Soft Skills: Challenges in the Workplace; Professional Development; Barriers and Focused Career Transitions; Moving On From Entry Level.

This event is free to post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities (within less than 5 years after graduation).

Register online now: https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=16CA

Skill Boosters Workshops

Throughout November the SU Wellness Centre is offering a series of one hour workshops designed to provide students with helpful information and tools to more effectively manage their stresses and responsibilities. Workshops are open to all students.

To learn more and register, visit the workshop website.

Conquering Your Math Course

On June 30th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the Student Success Centre will be offering Conquering Your Math Course.

Conquering Your Math Course is designed to get you off to a good start in your math course, including especially MATH 211, MATH 249, MATH 265, MATH 267, and MATH 271.  During the workshop, students will:

  • identify areas in which their foundational math skills need improvement, and make plans to upgrade in those areas
  • draft a weekly study schedule to ensure adequate time for study, review and practice problems
  • expand and improve their study strategies
  • learn techniques to reduce math anxiety

Interested students can contact Dale Block, manager of Learning Support Services, to register.

Student Success Centre Offerings

This post is an overview of some of the current and upcoming resources and supports being offered by the Student Success Centre.

  • Writing Support is offering drop-in support until April 20: Monday through Thursday, 6:10pm to 9:00pm, and Sundays, 11:10am to 4:00pm. Sign-up on the day of consultation at the Learning Commons Service Desk on the 1st floor of the TFDL. One-on-one appointments are also available, and can be booked online.
  • The SSC has a Study Hall space available for quiet, individual study. The space is available Mondays from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Thursdays from 11:30am to 12:30pm, and Fridays from noon to 4:00pm. Sign in at the front desk of the SSC (3rd floor, TFDL).
  • Graduate students can now access trained peer coaches to help with topics such as goal setting, research management, motivation, implementing feedback, and more. To learn more about the Graduate Coaching Program, email wconline@ucalgary.ca
  • Lastly, May 4 to 7 is Grad Success Week! Grad Success Week offers graduate students a chance to brush up on their study skills and refine their writing process before heading into a summer of research and writing. Consult the website for more information.
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