We’re excited that you have chosen King’s! 

We have designed virtual programming to help you prepare prior to the start of your first semester at King’s. These videos and workshops are designed to help you navigate King’s, brush up on academic skills, and boost your college readiness. They can be accessed at any time wherever you may be in the world. Under this pillar, we hope to help you: 

  • Identify personal strengths and learning skills 
  • Create an effective learning plan by applying learning skill strategies 
  • Build foundational literacy and math knowledge needed for first-year courses 


King's Edge

Access the King’s Edge videos.

These videos have been curated by King’s staff and students to help ensure that your transition to King’s is as seamless as possible. Here, you will also find academic programs to help strengthen your academic skills including the Western Smart Program. 

Complete Student Program 

Western offers two OWL modules – Career Fundamentals and Community Engagement – which are a series of modules designed to equip students with transferable skills to help them thrive during their time in university and beyond.  

OWL First Year Student Hub 

All new students are automatically added to our OWL First Year Student Hub. Be sure to check it regularly to stay up to date with all of these programming (and many more!). Please email our Student Engagement and Transition Coordinator, Ms. Emily Skinner at Emily.Skinner@kings.uwo.ca if you have any problems accessing this hub. 

Learning Plan Template 

Download the Learning Plan Template

Prepared by our Learning Skills Strategist, Ms. Adrienne Sauder – this template can be used as a guide to help navigate your first semester at King’s (and beyond!) to organize your time and studies.