Get the most out of your university experience and attend one of our workshops. Find out about academic skill-building, careers and employability, and much more.
This program of workshops has been designed specifically for first year students to support your success across your whole first semester. Topics include writing assigments, part-time jobs, the Leaders in Communities Award and volunteering and overseas study opportunities.
First year students are also welcome to attend any of the other workshops and sessions on this page.
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Attendance at these workshops may count towards the Professional Development category of the Leaders in Communities Award (LiCA). To register for LiCA, enrol through your LMS.
Explore opportunities to have an international study experience with these digital information sessions.
Identify the skills you have developed through study and experiences both on and off campus to present your professional identity and market yourself in the competitive world of work.
This session facilitates a range of interactive activities, designed to challenge and stimulate your understandings, and provides strategies to help you develop and strengthen your intercultural connections.
This webinar aims to introduce the experience of cultivating calm from within. Every Mon, Wed, Fri - give your brain a break from study or work by joining a CAPS counsellor in a guided mindfulness meditation.
In this workshop you will practice strategies to help you improve your listening comprehension in a range of academic settings, including lectures and tutorials.
This workshop will provide you with techniques and resources to become a more engaged learner.
This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Learn how to recognise and produce correct stress patterns in words and sentences in spoken English, then practise your skills with other learners.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, people can have different feelings about re-entering university, work, or society. This webinar helps you understand reactions to change, and adaptive strategies for COVID-normal.
We will explore how to apply critical thinking skills to your studies, especially when reading and writing.
Discover what psychometric assessments are as part of the recruitment process, different types, why employers use them, how to perform at your best, and complete and source some practice tests.
Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this 2 x 2.5 hour online group program involves small group discussions and experiential exercises to facilitate practice and application of anxiety management skills.
This session looks at how to take information from different sources and incorporate it into your own work using your own voice. It also shows you how to make use of library resources to manage referencing.
Find out about the structure, methods and activities used in an assessment centre and what you will most likely be assessed on.
Learn to recognise and assist someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis in this certified training program facilitated by CAPS counsellors.
Discover strategies to assist with approaching written assessment tasks with a process, finding scholarly resources, demonstrating intellectual honesty and responding to tasks in a range of contexts.
Come along to this small group session to practice introducing yourself professionally with impact! This is a practice session so be prepared to come along with a draft elevator pitch.
A guide to applying for competitive exchange destinations and preferencing strategically to maximise your success of a successful nomination.
Discover strategies to approaching written assessment tasks with a process, finding scholarly resources, demonstrating intellectual honesty and responding to tasks in a range of contexts.
This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. In this session you will practice listening and speaking activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended pe
Find out the common questions asked at job interviews, how to effectively present yourself, and participate in a short skills practice with feedback
Discover strategies for working with other students to manage the workload and resolve conflicts in group tasks. We will also explore the relevance of group work skills to your future employability.
Explore international study opportunities in North America.
Being able to present effectively is a critical skill as presentations are a common form of communication at University and in the workplace. Build your skills and confidence with this interactive session.
Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this webinar aims to help you better understand what attention is and how it works. Learn about the factors affecting focus, and develop strategies to build your concentration.
Emails carry an enormous variety of information for an equally varied range of situations. Learn to tailor your email style to the situation to optimise communication and create a good impression.
This session examines the critical skills you develop through tertiary study and explores how to rethink these skills for job seeking.
Find out what does it take to become a consultant and how to build a successful career in consultancy through this group mentoring session.
In this webinar, CAPS counsellors help you identify common issues you may face as a student with autism spectrum traits, understand the neurodiverse brain, and learn practical strategies for study and uni life.
This session looks at enhancing task and time management, collaboration, and data management skills, using the LMS, Office365 and free apps. (Note: this session is BYOD – Bring Your Own Device)
More information on application guidelines, timelines and resources on the website: https://provost.unimelb.edu.au/awards-grants-initiatives/ssaf-grants
In this webinar facilitated by CAPS counsellors, understand what healthy relationships look like, the importance of boundaries and how to set them, and effective communication skills to resolve conflicts.
This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Discover how the rhythm and melody of your sentences conveys what is important and what you want to emphasise, and practise with other learners.
Learn how to read efficiently through applying reading strategies, such as skimming, scanning, and active reading. Bring a sample course reading along to this session and practice these strategies.
This session explores how to take information from different sources and incorporate it into your own work using your own voice. It also shows you how to make use of library resources to manage referencing.
In this webinar by CAPS counsellors, learn about your emotions and why sometimes attempts to control them can make you feel worse. Join in to learn practical skills to better respond to strong emotions.
Explore international study opportunities in UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.
This workshop is for non-native speakers of English.In this session you will practise reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period
Need to brush up on your verb tenses? The rules for tense use are different in speaking and formal writing in a number of ways. You will have opportunities for discussion and practice.
This workshop will explore how academic writing might be different for graduates as well as introducing practical techniques for advanced-level writing that satisfies demanding readers.
This session will explore applying for less traditional exchange destinations and the benefits of pursuing these less conventional, but completely worthwhile possibilities.
This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Listeners can misunderstand if the sounds at the ends of words are unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings correctly with other learners.
Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.
Making decisions is hard: Do I stay in Melbourne or move? Do I stay in this relationship? Do I quit my job? In this webinar, CAPS counsellors give you tips to help you make sound decisions in tough situations.
In this webinar facilitated by CAPS counsellors, understand how our bodies and minds respond to stress. You will be guided to learn a range of evidence-based relaxation strategies.
This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Different languages have different consonant sounds; come along to practise the consonant sounds in English that are difficult for you with other learners.
This workshop will explore ways to enrich and apply your vocabulary in your academic speaking and writing. Learn strategies for recognising, understanding and remembering useful words and expressions.
Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.
Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this webinar will focus on helping you to identify thoughts that lead to procrastination, and teach you how to challenge these thoughts so you can study more efficiently.
Explore international study opportunities in Europe.
Struggling with sexuality or questioning gender identity? Having difficulty connecting with others going through similar experiences? Join a safe space facilitated by CAPS counsellors for discussion and support
Explore international study opportunities in East Asia.
This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Learn how to hear vowel sounds, discover rules for vowel spelling, and practise producing accurate vowels in speaking activities with other learners.
Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this webinar identifies common unhelpful thinking patterns. Learn and practise how to reframe and balance your thoughts.
Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this webinar will teach you practical strategies to help you study more effectively, feel more competent and reduce the likelihood of leaving your study to the last minute.
Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this three-week online program will help you understand social anxiety and offer strategies to overcome it.
Expectations can motivate us but they can also be overwhelming. Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this webinar allows you to share your experiences and explore effectively managing expectations.
Feeling connected and having a sense of belonging is a natural desire to have as a human being. Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this webinar will explore the challenging feeling of loneliness we all experience
Explore international study opportunities in Latin America
Overview information session which includes course planning considerations for exchange. Before you apply for exchange, it's compulsory that you complete a myWorld First Steps module on Canvas LMS.
In difficult times, we can easily get caught up in worries or negative thoughts. In this webinar with CAPS counsellors, you will practise ways to unhook from unhelpful thoughts so they have less power over you
In this webinar facilitated by CAPS counsellors, understand what self-compassion is and how this approach can enhance resilience. Learn practical ways you can show yourself kindness when you need it most.
This webinar facilitated by CAPS counsellors will help you understand the factors that impact on sleep and offer strategies to get a better night's sleep.
Studying overseas can sometimes mean leaving behind your support network. In this session CAPS counsellors explore ways to build healthy relationships and gain a sense of belonging in a new country or culture.
Explore international study opportunities in Southeast Asia and New Zealand.
How do we motivate ourselves to get things done during a tough time? In this webinar facilitated by CAPS counsellors, learn how to identify your values and use them to plan and carry out effective actions.
It's normal to feel tense and worried during exams. Facilitated by CAPS counsellors, this webinar will help you understand causes of exam anxiety, and top tips to manage it so you can be at your best for exams.