Graduate help

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We offer a full range of supports to graduate students.

Would you like company on your grad school journey? We’ve been on that journey too. We can assist with time management, getting started with your research, and drafting your manuscripts, from proposal to lit review to concluding chapter. We’re also here for you as you enter the final stages of your journey and can help you polish your writing, prepare for your oral defense, or prepare parts of your thesis or dissertation for publication. If you need assistance in other areas, we can help connect you with other campus supports. 

To speak to a CAC consultant, make an appointment using our online booking system. We look forward to getting to know you!

Graduate Student Writers' Community blog

We now host a community blog about graduate student writing with bi-weekly posts and a series of pages about dissertation writing. We'd love to publish your story!

Thesis Writing Starter Kit (TWSK)

Check out the TWSK located under "Thesis Completion" on Counselling's website. A collaboration between Counselling and the CAC, the kit is a searchable pdf that can help grad students

  • form effective, collaborative writing/support groups
  • ask for/give/receive feedback on writing
  • enhance their productivity
  • understand psychological barriers to writing (anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination etc.) and
  • try out tested technology tips, including bibliographic management software, concept mapping and writing tools, and lifestyle management tools.

Check first with these UVic departments and resources if you need help with: