SOGS has overseen a number of surveys in order to enhance the overall graduate student life at Western University.

Graduate Student Issues Committee survey:

  • Topic: Graduate Student Parking & Supervisor issues.
  • Read the report and the results here.

Coffee at the Grad Club – December 2018: 

Campus Recreation (Gym)

  • 2016 Campus Recreation Grad Student Usage Survey : primary concerns included graduate student usage of the gym and to determine what services graduate students wanted more/exclusive access to moving forward .
  • Results and Graphs
  • Conclusion: Many graduate students access the gym, and fairly consistently; majority expressed interest in graduate-specific programming; desire for strengthened partnership between Campus Recreation and SOGS to better promote these services.

Graduate Student Issues

Health Plan

  • 2014-2015 Health Plan Committee (HPC) Survey (285 respondents)
    • Executive Summary
    • Primary Concerns: more coverage for dental and vision; more visibility/communication about the Plan
  • 2017-2018 Health Plan Committee (HPC) Survey (556 respondents)
    • Primary concerns: 45.7% stated they wished to increase the cost of the Plan to increase the level of coverage; 29.7% reported they did not know they had mental health coverage as part of the Plan; dental, vision, and mental health identified as largest priority to students.

International Graduate Student Issues