Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Leadership Program

First Year Science Students!

You are invited to apply for the Vice Ancora Imparo Leadership Program 2019!
Build on your self-understanding, strengthen your confidence in your existing abilities, and foster an ethic of service to the community.

The program includes:
– A fully-funded, three-day, off-campus residential
– Eight evening seminars where students participate in exclusive leadership training and gain access to some of Australia’s most influential thinkers
– A stipend of $500.

So, what are you waiting for? Your leadership potential is waiting to be unlocked. Start building the world you’d like to see.

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Student Life Management – Time

Time Management

Aidan Matthews  @aidanjrmatthews

Time management is the essence of Life Management. It allows for the utilisation of time for the maximum productivity and the successful completion of tasks and goals. Developing techniques for your time as a student means you can have a social life, stay healthy, eat food, work a job and study a whole degree all at the same time. People have better time management skills than believed, but quite often struggle with the self-discipline and succumb to temptations.

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Tackling exam mind blanks with six simple tips

Written by Christina Nelson

#FeelingPrepared

It is that time of semester again … the mid-semester slump.

But there is good news as we are now past the halfway point!

You may have already had your mid-semester tests, or you have them to look *forward* to after the break. Regardless, we want to tackle those end-of-semester exams with confidence – and may all the late nights be worth it.

For many, exams are a headache and the thought of them makes you feel sick in your stomach.

Perhaps you have experienced the feeling where your mind freezes during an exam? Or where you just cannot recall why DNA is described as a double helix?

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Welcome to Student Life Management

 

Week 1

Welcome to Student Life Management

Aidan Matthews 5. April 2018   @aidanjrmatthews

Life as a Student is incredible, challenging, enriching, stressful and so much more. Each year of your studies bringing an increase in pressure and challenge, the constant development of skills, methods and ideas allows for the continual development and achievement of goals. This series of articles produced in conjunction with the Scapegoat Science Newsletter aim to provide you with tools to develop skills in Student Life Management. With the ever-present threat of mid-semester exams, essays, reports, group presentations and quizzes, this series will offer quick snapshots to challenge your ideas, habits, and methods with the objective of developing your Student Life Management.

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Dr. Keenan’s Guide to Dealing with Depression

Depression & Addiction:
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately one in five Americans suffering with a mood disorder like depression is also battling with alcohol addiction or some other type of chronic substance abuse.

Conversely, about 20 percent of all individuals addicted to alcohol or drugs also experience some level of depression, anxiety, or other mood-related disorder.

On their own, these issues can feel absolutely debilitating and dramatically lower your quality of life. But when they’re combined, the consequences can actually be fatal.

What is it about these two issues that makes them happen in unison? Dr. Keenan and Dr. Cohen explore the answers to that question and more in the article: https://www.inpatientdrugrehab.org/depression/

 

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Our Exam Checklist

Feel prepared and ready to go the next day. Night before your exam:

  1. Pack the night before! Make your exam checklist.
    • Here is an example of my exam checklist:
      • student ID/ID with a photo
      • pens, pencils, erasers, sharpener, highlighters, rulers
      • 2 bottles of water (remove the labels)
      • watch (not a smart watch)
      • 2 packs of tissues
      • layered comfortable clothing (some exam rooms are too hot and others are too cold)
      • light snacks or lollies to reward myself in a 3 hour exam
      • an approved calculator (if required)
      • allowed notes or textbook (for open book exams)
      • and anything else I think I will need for the particular exam
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