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Student Resources

Statistics Help

stethoscope on keyboardFaculty and graduate students in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to University of Washington faculty, staff, and students through scheduled 50 minute consulting appointments during academic quarters when class is in session.  They provide assistance with:

  • The design of studies and experiments, including the preparation of grant proposals
  • Data visualization and presentation
  • Choice and application of statistical methods
  • Development of specialized statistical methods in some cases

Creating posters

people looking at a posterAll UW students, faculty and staff have access to the UW Design Help desk. They offer free consultations on graphics, visuals and poster design. While they won’t make your poster for you, they can offer advice and suggestions to make your design more effective.

Science Communication

person talking in the middle of sitting groupThe College of the Environment offers numerous science communication resources for students and researchers, including workshops and trainings. Their quarter-long graduate-level seminar, Engage, teaches early career researchers to communicate their work. They also host Amplify, a conversation series for faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who are interested in science communication and outreach.

Public Speaking

person presenting a posterUW students can get one-on-one public speaking tutoring at the UW Department of Communication’s Speaking Center. The center also offers free Coursera public speaking courses, accessible through its website.

Writing Support

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The School of Nursing, as well as the University, provide numerous writing resources to students, including writing consults for graduate nursing students.

Professional Development

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The NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center offers geriatric focused inter-professional education and training programs to improve the primary care of older adults in the Northwest United States, including a lecture series. Archived Lectures can be view for free on the center’s website.

Looking for other funding?

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Beyond the center’s research scholarships, travel scholarships and awards, the School of Nursing maintains a financial support page with a list of internal and external opportunities.