Thrive: Wellbeing and study success sessions

We have created a series of virtual workshops to equip you with the essential skills you’ll need to succeed at Deakin. Previously called the Student Engagement and Transition Support (SEATS) Program, we have designed these sessions to keep you engaged and motivated while looking after your own wellbeing. This program has been developed based on identified student needs and established psychological theories broken down into practical tips for you to explore.

Online Sessions


Trimester 1 2022
Session 1

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.

When: Wednesday, 16 March 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 2

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.

When: Wednesday, 23 March 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 3

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.

When: Wednesday, 30 March 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 4

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.

When: Wednesday, 06 April 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 5

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.

When: Wednesday, 13 April 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Intra-trimester Break
Session 6

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.

When: Wednesday, 27 April 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 7

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.

When: Wednesday, 04 May 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 8

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.

When: Wednesday, 11 May 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 9

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.

When: Wednesday, 18 May 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 10

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.

When: Wednesday, 25 May 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST/AEDT) 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 THRIVE 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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