Learn how to cope with the pressures of study, work and life. We run a number of group counselling and workshops throughout the year, including Autumn, Spring, and Summer Sessions.
Note: Faculties and units may request for workshops to be run outside of the current scheduled dates and for workshops to be tailored to specific students and issues.
Procrastinate Less Group
- Do you put off studying and working on assignments?
- Do you often wait for that 'perfect' timing or 'perfect' sentence, before making yourself start again?
- Do you struggle to deal with imperfection?
- Do you struggle to complete tasks?
If so, you might be one of the many students who procrastinate. You might benefit from attending this four-week group session. Each week you will learn a range of different skills that can help you manage your procrastination habit, including group discussion, mindfulness exercise, practical tools, and group support.
Dates: Thursday 5 September, 12 September, 19 September, and 26 September. It is best to attend all four classes.
If you have any questions please contact Nadine Neukirch.
Drop In Mindfulness Meditation
Join us for weekly guided mindfulness meditation practices.
Have you noticed that when you’re stressed or upset, people often say, “Don’t worry about it, just be in the present moment”. This is easy to say but much harder to do. Mindfulness meditation can assist with bringing your attention to the present moment and can also encourage more awareness of times when your attention is elsewhere. These attentional skills can be helpful for both academic and life success. In these 40 minute sessions you will be guided through a mindfulness practice, encouraged to reflect on your experience, and hear tips designed to support you in developing your practice.
This weekly Mindfulness meditation practice will take place every during academic sessions. Come 5 minutes early to settle in and introduce yourself. The group will run every Tuesday, from 13th August 2019-8th October 2019 inclusive. We will take one week break on 10th September 2019.
- Tuesdays, from 3.10pm-3.50pm (please come 5 mins early)
Mindfulness for Academic Success
About Mindfulness for Academic Success
Mindfulness for Academic Success (MAS) is a four-session educational program that introduces you to mindfulness meditation practices and skills. You are then taught to apply these skills to specific challenges faced by uni students to maximise your academic performance. These challenges include managing stress, increasing attention and concentration capacities, overcoming procrastination, and developing more adaptive study habits. Past group participants have reported incidental benefits such as improved relationships, better eating habits, and greater self-awareness and self-acceptance
What happens in each class?
During each session you are taught mindfulness meditation practices, and are then shown through short exercises, how to apply these to your own unique academic challenges. You are encouraged to practice at home and integrate what you learn into daily life. There will be some small and large group discussion but there will be no pressure to share things that you would prefer not to talk about. You’ll be given MP3’s to guide your practice and some course handouts.
The course takes place over four Mondays from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. It runs in the Spring session from Monday 12 August. You are only eligible to enrol if you can commit to attending the four classes.
Dates: Monday 12, 19 and 26 August; 2 September.
Room: CB3.05.008 (Multi Faith Room 1, Building 3, Level 5, Room 008)
If you have any question regarding this program, you can email Jessica Mander-Jones.
Returning Home Workshop
This is a workshop for all UTS International Students who are returning home. The workshop aims at preparing students for their return to their home countries. Topics covered including:
- Strategies for career preparation after studying in Australia.
- Potential adjustment issues when students return home and strategies to deal with them.
- Reflection of personal achievements from students' experience studying in Australia.
Date for Spring 2019: Friday 15 November
Managing Exam and Assessment Anxiety Workshop
Minimise the negative impact that anxiety has on your study and exam performance? Check if this workshop is relevant to you.
Academic Caution—Back on Track Workshop
Get back on track with your academic performance and address issues that may be preventing you from performing well in your studies. Find out more about the Academic Caution—Back on Track workshops.