How could you improve your learning and wellbeing in 2022? Attend the THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions
Are you new to university this year? Perhaps you’re continuing this trimester and wondering how you can fine-tune your focus and tackle your studies more efficiently? Now that we’re ready to resume campus life in 2022 (hooray!), it’s the perfect time to reflect on what you’ve learned about yourself over the past two years and apply these insights to maximise your study potential in T1/S1 and beyond.
We’ve created a series of virtual workshops to equip you with the essential skills you’ll need to succeed and get the most out of yourself and your Deakin studies! The THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions has been developed based on identified student needs and established psychological theories. Delivered in partnership with the Faculty of Health, the sessions are available for all Deakin students this study period to help you thrive in your studies.
The THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions will be facilitated in T1/S1 by Atticus Gray, who graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is currently completing his PhD. Atticus delivers seminars at Deakin across a variety of Psychology undergraduate units and is passionate about effective teaching. He loves games of all sorts and facilitates social learning through role-playing games. His hobby is pursuing self-education and he has embraced online learning.
Take a look below at the sessions available to see how you could develop and refine your personal and professional skills this year.
THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions in T1/S1, 2022
THRIVE: Achieving your study goals
Increase your chances of success by developing your own personalised goals and reflecting on what you want to achieve at Deakin. In this session you’ll learn how to apply the most useful predictors of success to help you reach your study goals, develop self-efficacy and take control of your learning journey.
Week 2: Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Take control of your time management
Do you have a good routine for managing your work/study/life responsibilities? In this session, we’ll discuss how you can develop efficient time management skills including identifying your priorities and allocating resources to manage your time more effectively.
Week 3: Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Keep your motivation firing
What drives you to achieve your study goals? Learn more about the psychological principles of self-determination theory and how to stay motivated throughout your student journey.
Week 4: Wednesday 30 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Active learning
In this session we’ll look at understanding the learning process and how it can be improved. Join us to gain tips on how you can foster an optimal study environment that is conducive to learning.
Week 5: Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Enhance your resilience
Learn how you can strengthen your resilience and develop a growth mindset to persevere through the more difficult times of studying at university. By attending this session, you’ll understand how to leverage your strengths to overcome challenges.
Week 6: Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Improve your wellbeing
Pick up simple and practical tips on how you can improve your wellbeing while studying at Deakin. We’ll familiarise you with the PERMA model and how you can cultivate an environment that promotes your wellness.
Week 7: Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Active listening
Learn more about the importance of active listening and how it can improve your learning outcomes. The session will also cover how you can overcome barriers that prevent you from engaging fully in the university experience.
Week 8: Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Developing effective communication skills
Do you communicate in a clear and compelling way? Learn more about different communication styles and how you can be more effective in sharing your thoughts and ideas with others, including how to use assertive communication skills.
Week 9: Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Overcoming procrastination
Understand the emotions behind why we procrastinate on tasks and how you can overcome this counterproductive habit. This session will also cover reflective practice and identifying when to ask for support when you need help.
Week 10: Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
THRIVE: Strategies for managing stress and anxiety
Beat any end-of-trimester worries by understanding external and internal factors that can induce stress and anxiety. We’ll explain how you can differentiate between stress and anxiety, and discuss emotion and problem-focused coping.
Week 11: Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom
To attend any of the THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions above, please register now and we look forward to seeing you in a session soon!