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THRIVE: wellbeing and study success sessions

A series of virtual workshops to equip you with the essential skills you’ll need to succeed at Deakin.

THRIVE: wellbeing and study success sessions

This program offers practical tips for you to explore, with the aim of keeping you engaged and motivated to look after your own wellbeing.

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

Online sessions

Trimester 3 2023

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.

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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.

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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 29 November, 7–8pm (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 6 December, 7–8pm (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 December, 7–8pm (AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 6

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 20 December, 7–8pm (AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 7

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 10 January, 7–8pm (AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 8

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 17 January, 7–8pm (AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 9

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.

When: Wednesday 24 January, 7–8pm (AEDT) via Zoom

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Session 10

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 31 January, 7–8pm (AEDT) via Zoom

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