Learning Development & Success Learning Development & Success

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. We hope you'll join us for one of our two cohorts and learn together with us.


Cohort 2: Thursday, 1:30 pm to 3:30pm, January 23rd - April 2nd, 2020


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 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
  • self-advocating
  • time management
  • note-taking
  • studying
  • test-taking
  • essay writing
  • group work

When is the program offered?

We are offering two cohorts in the winter term; each cohort lasts for 10 weeks:


Cohort 1: every Tuesday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, January 21st - March 31st, 2020


Cohort 2: every Thursday, 1:30 pm to 3:30pm, January 23rd - April 2nd, 2020

*Registrants are not permitted to move back and forth between cohorts.


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 attend 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. 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?

Before registering, please review your calendar to ensure that there are no known conflicts with the session dates and other commitments you have. If you have any known conflicts, we suggest considering registering for Learn2Thrive the next time it is offered (i.e. the spring or fall term). If you are not in a position to register for the program, but do require support, please contact Academic Support & Engagement at 519-661-3017, by email at ase@uwo.ca, or come by in person to the 4th Floor of the Western Student Services Building.


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

In addition to the Tuesday or Thursday cohort you register for, you and your fellow Learn2Thrive cohort will have the opportunity to connect outside of the classroom and enjoy group sessions at the Western Student Recreation Centre. This is an optional activity, but we highly encourage you to make efforts to attend minimum once per week.

I have additional questions.

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