August 9, 2016

UW Seattle Campus Resources for Postdocs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs convened a brief but rich Winter 2016 Postdoc Orientation last week.  For those unable to attend, we wanted to highlight a few of the resources featured during the event.  We also are debuting the first UW Postdoc Handbook (v 1.0), available by February 1 on our website to download. Office…

April 7, 2016

Writing Help for ELL Students

Hello, I’m a grad student in school of engineering. I need to improve my writing (second language) for my assignments. I have seen some programs in OWRC, which one would you recommend me? The drop-in or the TLC? Or maybe other program? —Tori (This week’s answer is courtesy of Peter Freeman, Interim Director of the Odegaard…

January 28, 2016

ASUW Bike Shop

ASUW Bike Shop offers repairs, products and classes at great prices and offers a 10% discount to students. Better yet, you can work on your bike for free in their space and learn bike skills so you can take care of your bike yourself. Knowledge, the ultimate discount.

January 14, 2016

Media Center

Why pay for Netflix? The UW Libraries Media Center has thousands of DVDs for your viewing pleasure. Not just B&W French films, either. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is sitting on the shelf at Suzzallo right now!

January 2, 2016

Online Courses

The last thing you want to do is take more classes, but maybe there’s a gap in your knowledge or skill base you want to fill without paying more tuition. The UW offers free online courses, based on popular classes offered by UW degree and certificate programs.

December 17, 2015

Husky Card Discounts

UW students with a valid Husky Card are eligible for all sorts of discounts, from retail to tickets to services to travel. (Note: the site is specifically for faculty/staff, but all discounts should also apply to students as long as you have a Husky Card. Call merchant for confirmation.)

December 3, 2015

Write Well

I am coming back to the regular stream of school after 35 years. I would like to improve my writing skill to the level of my cohorts. —Anonymous Congratulations! And welcome back to school. Students returning to school after a significant amount of time have unique challenges. The most relevant resource for you would be the Odegaard…

November 19, 2015

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers free services (through the Services and Activities Fee) and can help with adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and a variety of other challenges. 

May 14, 2015

Being Supportive and Getting Support: Suicide Prevention for Grad Students

“It will never get any better,” or “I can’t take it anymore”–sometimes phrases like these appear as posts on social media or comments in passing. Other times it’s behaviors such as being increasingly anxious, withdrawing from others, increasing drug/alcohol use, or expressing thoughts about wanting to die or feeling like a burden. Combined together, these…

April 9, 2015

Student Parents

I’m a single parent. Are there any resources available to me?      —Anonymous First of all, congratulations! Kids are awesome. The Student Parent Resource Center provides resource and financial support, in the form of childcare assistance. You can also connect with other student parents. The center is located on the Seattle campus in Schmitz Hall….

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