Consultations

Many of the service areas participating in the GSLI offer free and confidential individual assistance for graduate students. This page provides an overview, with links to further information and how to set up a meeting. Take advantage of the amazing array of expertise available at Guelph through information and advice tailored to your individual needs.

Topics on this page:

Advanced learning strategies

Career information

Data information

Library research information

Presentation skills

Citation management

Scholarly projects and research management

Teaching advice and Teaching Assistant support

Time management

Working effectively in groups

Writing academic papers, theses, or dissertations

English language help

Advanced learning strategies

  • Critical reading
  • Adapting to a particular task or discipline
  • Preparing for integrative, oral, comprehensive or professional exams

Consultations for graduate students are available through Learning Services.

Email to book an appointment: learning@uoguelph.ca

Career information

  • Personal statements
  • Writing a CV and cover letter
  • Interview strategies
  • Interpretation of interest and personal statements

Drop-ins and booking CV/cover letter critiques or mock inverviews are available through Co-oporative Education and Career Services.

Email recruit@uoguelph.ca or call extension 52323 to book an appointment and be sure to mention that you are a graduate student. See Career Advising for more information.

Data information

  • Manipulation, analysis or interpretation
  • Statistical software
  • Geospatial and GIS data
  • Limesurvey
  • Databases

Make an appointment with staff in the Data Resource Centre by emailing drchelp@uoguelph.ca.

Library research information

  • Finding appropriate data to answer research questions
  • Assistance with data manipulation
  • Getting started with GIS

Drop-in help is available at the AskUs Desk, 1st floor, Library during posted Library service hours.

Presentation skills

  • Effective academic presentation skills
  • Designing and presenting posters
  • Feedback on oral or poster presentations

See the Group Work and Presentations page from Learning Services for more information or email learning@uoguelph.ca to book an appointment

Citation management

Scholarly projects and research management

  • Finance
  • COI
  • Certifications
  • Knowledge mobilization
  • Information management
  • Research integrity
  • Protecting intellectual property arising from research

See Office of Research for more information.

Email Laura Beaupre at lbeaupre@uoguelph.ca or extentsion 56616 to book an appointment.

Teaching advice and Teaching Assistant support

Open Learning and Educational Support offers individual and small-group consultations to foster the development of teaching assistants by providing advice and assistance related to specific teaching and learning issues.

Contact Gavan Watson at watsong@uoguelph.ca or call extension 56856 for more information.

Time management

  • Controlling procrastination and perfectionism
  • Time planning
  • Project management
  • Completing degree requirements on time

See the Time Management page from Learning Services for more information or email learning@uoguelph.ca to book an appointment.

Working effectively in groups

  • Managing group work logistics
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Productivity

See the Group Work and Presentations page from Learning Services for more information or email learning@uoguelph.ca to book an appointment.

Writing academic papers, theses, or dissertations

  • Referencing and citation
  • Avoiding plagiarism

Individual consultations are available by appointment with professional Writing Consultants. Drop-in help is available through Writing Central.

English language help

  • Reading and writing in English
  • Pronunciation and communication
  • Giving academic presentations

Book an appointment with our English-as-an-additional language expert. When booking an appointment, be sure to select "EAL/ESL Writing/Learning Appts"