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.
- Tuesday March 27, Tuesday April 3, Tuesday April 10 and Tuesday April 17
- Please contact Tienne for room detail
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 Tuesday in the academic session from 2.10pm -2.50pm in the Multi-faith Building 3, Level 5, Room 008. Come 5 minutes early to settle in and introduce yourself.
- Sessions for Autumn Session will start on Tuesday 20 March 2018.
- 2.10-2.50 (please come 5 minutes early to settle in)
- Multi-faith Room, CB03.05.008
Mindfulness for Academic Success
About Mindfulness for Academic Success
Mindfulness for Academic Success (MAS) is a 4 session educational group program that will provide strategies aimed at helping you manage specific challenges commonly identified by university students. These include strategies targeting: stress management, increasing attention and concentration capacities, overcoming procrastination, and developing more adaptive study habits.
What happens in each class?
MAS consists of four weekly 90 minute classes. You’ll be taught mindfulness meditation practices and shown how to apply these to your own unique academic challenges. There will be some didactic presentation and some large and small group discussion, but there will be no pressure to share things that you would prefer not to talk about. We’ll give you MP3’s to guide your home practice and some reading material.
There are two main requirements for attending the course.
- You will be taught formal meditation and informal mindfulness skills in class and will be asked to practice these skills at home for a minimum of 5-10 minutes 2 times a day.
- We ask that you attend all sessions in the course, particularly the first 4 sessions. There are 2 main reasons for this: Firstly each week builds on prior weeks, so to get the most out of the course you need to come every week; secondly, there are only limited places in this course. Please only commit to the course if you know that you are likely to attend all sessions.
Program for both UG and PG Students.
When: Monday 19th and 26th March and 9th and 16th April.
Time: 2.00pm -3.30pm
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 Autumn 2018: Friday July 6th
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Room: CB01.25.025 Careers Training Room 2
Managing Exam & 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.