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What is Learn2Thrive?

Was your last academic year tough? Want to do better but don't know where to start? Learn2Thrive is an initiative aimed to help students thrive, academically and personally. Join us for our holistic 10-week program and learn how to thrive.

Being a student doesn't mean that you have to be satisfied with being in a state of survival. There are strategies, tools, and support that can make a real difference and take you from striving to be resilient in the face of challenges to a place where you can really thrive.

There is a lot of research on what helps humans flourish and the Learn2Thrive program exists to provide a supportive space for you to explore your own path towards a state of thriving.

 

What do I gain from participating in Learn2Thrive?

By the end of the Learn2Thrive program, you will be able to:
  1. Define ‘thriving’ as it relates to your own unique journey
  2. Explain the importance of physical, emotional, and nutritional health on personal wellness
  3. Apply learning strategies using your unique strengths to achieve personal goals
  4. Build peer-based and campus support communities to assist in overcoming challenges and achieving personal success
  5. Value thriving as an ongoing process in developing mindful practices as a student and lifelong learner

What should I expect to do each week in Learn2Thrive?

Each week, we focus our discussion and skill development on 1 thriving skill and 1 learning skill.  Those skills change week to week.  In addition, we do reflection activities, mindful movement, and a meditation. 

Will Learn2Thrive be online only for Fall 2020?

Learn2Thrive will be offered through a hybrid model of delivery for the Fall 2020 term.  We will continue to cover all of the components of a typical Learn2Thrive program.  Content delivery of the weekly thriving and learning skills will be offered in an asynchronous format on OWL, as will a mindful movement and meditation.  Each week we will also offer a live virtual drop-in where the emphasis will be on answering questions about Learn2Thrive content, engaging in discussion and activities related to the topics of the week, and developing community. 

What topics will be covered in the program?

Over the 10 week program, we will explore the following topics to help you build new habits, leading from your strengths, and how to focus on healthy living.

 

Building traits like:

  • grit
  • resilience
  • optimism
  • gratitude
  • finding flow
  • self-compassion
  • balance

Skills & strategies like:

  • maintaining a growth mindset
  • time management
  • note-taking
  • studying
  • test-taking
  • essay writing
  • memory
  • managing test stress

When is the program offered?

Learn2Thrive will begin the week of September 21, 2020 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks with the exception of a 1-week break for Fall Reading Week. 

Who is eligible to participate in the program?

Any undergraduate or graduate student who has completed at least one term of post-secondary studies is eligible to participate. Registrants must be able to participate in all 10 weeks of the program. 

What is the level of commitment to participate in the program?

You must be able to commit to 2 hours per week for 10 weeks - 1 hour watching content videos done at a time of your choice, and 1 hour participating in the live virtual drop-in. On occasion, we may ask you to complete some activities between sessions, but these will require minimal time commitment (i.e. 30 minutes or less). 

What if I can’t attend all 10 sessions?

As much of the content will be delivered asynchronously through OWL, there is a lot of flexibility about when you choose to “attend” Learn2Thrive for the fall term. We will be releasing new content at the beginning of each of the 10 weeks with the hope that you will set aside some time that same week to watch and engage with the videos.  The live virtual group drop-in is the only Learn2Thrive commitment that will have a scheduled time each week (time to be determined based on participants schedules and preferences).  Attendance at 8 of 10 of the virtual drop-ins will signify full participation in Learn2Thrive and will allow it to be added to your Co-Curricular Record. 

What else do I need to know about my participation in the program?

In addition to the Learn2Thrive curriculum that you will have access to through your registration, you will also have the opportunity to connect with the Western Student Recreation Centre. New fitness class videos will be posted to the Learn2Thrive OWL site each week. This is an optional activity, but we highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to access fitness classes from home and build physical activity into your regular routine.

I have additional questions.

To inquire about registration or ask additional questions about the program, please email us at l2thrive@uwo.ca.