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1 November 2022

How could you improve your learning and wellbeing? Attend the THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions in T3

Are you new to university this study period? Perhaps you’re continuing this trimester and wondering how you can fine-tune your focus and tackle your studies more efficiently? Now’s the perfect time to reflect on how you can maximise your study potential in T3 and beyond. 

The THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions are a series of virtual workshops designed to arm you with the essential skills you’ll need to succeed and get the most out of your Deakin studies. The sessions have 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 to help you thrive in your studies.

Register now to attend these interactive sessions

The THRIVE sessions are facilitated by Atticus Gray, who is currently completing his PhD in Psychology at Deakin. 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.

The THRIVE sessions have been designed to be interactive to equip you with the confidence and ability to practically apply the skills you learn – as such, recordings of the workshops are not available at a later time. So, to make sure you get the best results you can for your units, register now

THRIVE: Wellbeing and study success sessions in T3, 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 November 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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 November 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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 November 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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, 7 December 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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, 14 December 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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 7: Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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 8: Wednesday, 11 January 2023, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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 9: Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

THRIVE: Developing effective communication
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 10: Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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 11: Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 2–3pm AEDT via Zoom | Register now

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