"I have a better idea of how to succeed in University when it comes to managing my time, note taking and writing, which were things I struggled with in High School."
- former JumpStart participant
What is JumpStart?
JumpStart Your Learning is designed to help you build university learning skills and gives you a chance to attend, participate, ask questions and socialize in a university setting ahead of the start of classes.
Please note: JumpStart's online sessions will not be recorded. If you are unable to attend at the time they are offered, our fall workshops will cover the same topics and many more. You can find this fall's offerings here.
Aug 16-18, 2023
This series of live online sessions will help you learn about university expectations, adapt to your new learning environment, and succeed at USask. Spanning three days, this online event is designed to suit your schedule as you can pick and choose what sessions interest you.
All sessions are free.
First year students,
New graduate students,
- Professor panel,
- Intro to university level writing,
- Getting started in grad school,
- and more!
Aug 19, 2023
We invite first year undergraduate students to join us on campus ahead of classes for JumpStart: Campus Day. This is an excellent opportunity to build the skills to prepare you for your first term and to attend, participate, ask questions and socialize in a university setting before classes start.
JumpStart Campus Day is free with limited spots available.
First year students.
- Mock lectures,
- Note-taking in university,
- Undergraduate student panel,
- and more!
JumpStart 2024 will be Aug. 14-17.
Resources for new students
We asked participants what they found most useful about JumpStart and here's what they said
"The Professor Panel was amazing to be a part of. I learned a lot from all of the workshops attended."
"Amazing and Passionate presenters!"
"I found the managing your time in university session in particular to be quite helpful, as it presented some information, tips, and strategies that I had not yet read anywhere else, which seemed as though they would be very effective."
"Learning different strategies for note taking and studying and that it's ok, and even preferred, to use different strategies for different classes."
"Learning how to write based on the different disciplines."
"When they mention that there are always resources available to provide help for students who need support and show how to access them."
High school students
University readiness workshops
Not sure if university is for you? A little worried about your next academic step? Book a JumpStart Your Learning session!
What we cover
- University learning expectations,
- Key skills for success in university,
- Difference between a high school classroom and a university classroom.
What you'll take away
- Feel confident about university,
- Feel confident with new challenges,
- Be familiar with academic supports.