Shut Up and Study this Summer!

If you are studying this summer and don’t want to go it alone, come along to a Shut Up and Study session! Using an approach of 25 minute study bursts with breaks for chat, this is a great way to stay connected through work and play 😉 Students that have joined us for previous sessions said: “I really enjoyed it! It helped me to break … Continue reading Shut Up and Study this Summer!

Summer is almost here! How to stay motivated for 2021

With the end of semester approaching, it’s time to start getting excited for the Summer break! While we all deserve to use this time to relax and wind down after an unusual year, the Summer holidays can lead to a decrease in motivation for when uni resumes next year. For those super-hot Summer days when you don’t want to leave the aircon in your house, … Continue reading Summer is almost here! How to stay motivated for 2021

Exams and final assessments: Keep calm and carry on!

We’re almost there! Just a few weeks of uni left for 2020; but that means we’re getting to the pointy end of the semester. With final assessments creeping up, and exams in the near future, it’s time to start preparing for the busy end of semester period! Beware of Burnout As we approach the end of the semester, it’s not uncommon to start feeling the … Continue reading Exams and final assessments: Keep calm and carry on!

Shut Up and Work: social study sessions to get on top of final assessments

With the end of semester coming up, and exams right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to be studying for upcoming assessments. For the social studiers out there, people who like to catch-up with friends as a motivator to put your head down, we have some new sessions that may be perfect for you! Welcome to Shut Up … Continue reading Shut Up and Work: social study sessions to get on top of final assessments

What I wish I knew at the end of first year…

The end of semester 2, and the end of 2020, is quickly approaching, with just a few weeks of classes left. This year has been an interesting one, especially for first year students, who experienced their first taste of uni life in a completely unique way. For these students, you may be wondering what comes next? What will second year have in store for you? … Continue reading What I wish I knew at the end of first year…

Getting ahead with mid-semester break!

We are quickly approaching mid-semester break, with week 6 drawing to a close. How did the time pass so fast? With most of Victoria under travel restrictions, mid-semester break is the perfect time to catch up on or get ahead with uni work. This will set you up for the last half of semester 2 totally prepared! Catching Up Online learning has been difficult for … Continue reading Getting ahead with mid-semester break!

Procrastination: How to beat it and get the job done!

We’ve all experienced procrastination at some point in our lives; that moment where you look at a task and think “I’ll do it tomorrow”. And sometimes putting things off for a day isn’t the end of the world. Other times though, especially for tasks that have deadlines, like assignments, procrastination can leave you feeling more stressed and overwhelmed. Once you figure out how to stay … Continue reading Procrastination: How to beat it and get the job done!

Getting sorted with online Group Work

The shift to online learning in the past few months has brought many challenges for students, both new and experienced. And one of these challenges is group assignments (I know I’ve really had to adapt to working in groups online, and so have many of my peers). But there are plenty of advantages that come with learning online, including connecting with others and having more … Continue reading Getting sorted with online Group Work

Workshops to set you up for success!

Getting organised for uni while isolating or in lockdown may be a little tough. Luckily, La Trobe has come up with some great, easily accessible workshops to help you do the best you can! The #How2Uni workshops are designed to help you brush up on assignment and study skills, as well as providing tips on time management, referencing, and overcoming procrastination! These workshops are perfect … Continue reading Workshops to set you up for success!

Getting ready for Assignments!

You may be wondering if it’s a little early in the semester to be thinking about assignments? Well my answer is absolutely not! The sooner you start thinking about your assignments, the less stressed you’ll be when it’s time to start them, and the more organised you’ll be when that one week inevitably comes that has 3 assignments due within 4 days of each other. Did … Continue reading Getting ready for Assignments!