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1 March 2024

Improve your learning and wellbeing with our THRIVE sessions

Are you new to uni in T1, or just 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 Trimester 1 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 T1, 2024

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: Tuesday 12 March, 6–7pm or Wednesday 13 March, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 19 March, 6–7pm or Wednesday 20 March, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 26 March, 6–7pm or Wednesday 27 March, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 9 April, 6–7pm or Wednesday 10 April, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 16 April, 6–7pm or Wednesday 17 April, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 23 April, 6–7pm or Wednesday 24 April, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 30 April, 6–7pm or Wednesday 1 May, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 7 May, 6–7pm or Wednesday 8 May, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 14 May, 6–7pm or Wednesday 15 May, 10.30–11.30am online | 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: Tuesday 21 May, 6–7pm or Wednesday 22 May, 10.30–11.30am online | Register now

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