Student Engagement and Transition Support (SEATS) Program

The Student Engagement and Transition Support (SEATS) Program is a series of workshops designed to guide students to thrive in their studies. Come along to one of these sessions and let us guide you through your Deakin journey.

Online Sessions


Trimester 2 2021 Sessions
Week 1
Week 2

Time Management and Achieving Goals

Develop time management skills and understand how to cultivate self-efficacy to reach your full potential. We will help you focus on the most useful predictors of success and develop your own personalised understanding of what success at Deakin looks like. Thrive in your studies by setting realistic and achievable goals. Increase your feeling of connection and belonging with the Deakin community.

Date and Time: Thursday, 22 July 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm AEST)

Location: Online via Zoom

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Week 3
Week 4

Learning and Motivation

Develop skills to improve your learning capacity. Follow active learning techniques to increase your ability to retain and use information. Learn how to foster an environment that is conducive to learning and motivation. You will gain an understanding of the self-determination theory and how to stay motivated throughout your student journey.

Date and Time: Thursday, 05 August 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm AEST)

Location: Online via Zoom

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Week 5
Week 6

Resilience and Wellbeing

Build resilience and develop a growth mindset to deal with the overwhelming challenges of studying at university. You will learn how using your strengths can help you achieve your goals. Become familiar with the PERMA model and how to cultivate an environment that fosters wellbeing. Pick up practical tips to help you persevere through the more difficult times.

Date and Time: Thursday, 26 August 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm AEST)

Location: Online via Zoom

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Week 7
Week 8

Building Confidence and Communication Skills

Learn how to build your confidence through effective communication skills. Develop your interpersonal skills and have meaningful conversations. Learn how to be more productive in your communication and overcome barriers that prevent you from engaging fully in the university experience.

Date and Time: Thursday, 09 September 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm AEST)

Location: Online via Zoom

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Week 9
Week 10

Managing Stress and Anxiety    

Beat end of trimester worries by understanding external and internal factors that cause stress and anxiety. Understand how to differentiate between stress and anxiety, and learn about emotion and problem-focused coping. Learn some useful strategies to ease you through completing assessments and overcoming hurdles.

Date and Time: Thursday, 23 September 2021 (1:00pm - 3:00pm AEST)

Location: Online via Zoom

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We aim to foster a productive learning environment for students, encourage engagement, and provide transition support.

The objectives of SEATS are:

  • To foster and build a sense of belonging to make students feel welcome in the Deakin community
  • To support students in establishing their own learning strategies for academic success
  • To build motivation and deepen desire for learning
  • To develop self-awareness and encourage access to support services when needed
  • To promote student engagement in university activities and events
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