Graduate Peer Support Network Fall 2022 Programs

The Graduate Peer Support Network (GPSN) is open to all graduate students and serves to connect students to campus resources and to each other. The program was created to support the well-being of graduate students through the facilitation of access to resources and topical peer support sessions. The GPSN is supported by the Graduate School and staffed by graduate students in the School of Social Work.

Graduate Peer Support Network Book Club

Read and discuss A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum by Jessica McCrory Calarco.

Students will meet virtually four times to discuss specific chapters of the book in a peer-learning format to provide a forum for discussion and support. Students who register are expected to read the assigned chapters and participate actively in the discussion.

This book club is open to current doctoral students at UGA. Registration is limited to 25 participants. The UGA Graduate School will provide the first 10 students with a copy of the book. Register by Tue, Aug. 30, 5pm by completing this survey:

September 1, Session 1: Building your team; Deciphering academic jargon; Reading and writing about other people’s research

September 22, Session 2: Staying on track in your program; Doing research and finding funding; Writing about your research

October 13, Session 3: Publishing and promoting your work; Talking about your research

November 3, Session 4: Navigating conferences and at job market; Balancing teaching, research, service, and life


Graduate Peer Support Group Sessions

This Fall 2022, GPSN will offer three peer support group sessions to help support graduate students. The intention behind GPSN’s group support sessions are to relate, connect, and support one another through our shared experiences as graduate students. The group does not use a lecture or presentation format.

Register by completing this survey:

Participants will then receive an email with more information.

September 8: Cultivating a Social Life

October 20: Normalizing Failure and Redefining Success

November 10: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome


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