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Student Success Workshops

UNB’s Student Affairs and Services has partnered with UNB Libraries to offer free, one-hour walk-in workshops that can make your studies and your life a lot easier.

If you’re struggling to keep up, don’t put off getting the support you need.  Browse through the list of workshops (there’s even one for procrastination!).

We offer a new workshop twice each week during the fall and winter terms, at the same convenient location;

  • Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm OR Thursdays 11:45am-12:45pm
  • Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (Rm 100)

Choose the time that’s convenient for you.  Bring a friend, grab a coffee, and learn the secrets of student success!

Workshops: Fall 2011

Goal-Setting, Motivation, and Procrastination

Having trouble focusing on your studies, establishing priorities, and getting things done?  Learn how to set realistic goals, why rewarding yourself works, and how to beat procrastination.

  • Tues., Sept. 20 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Sept. 22 @ 11:45 am

5 Make-or-Break Relationships You Need to Understand

Friends, family, professors, roommates, and partners – they may be difficult, but they’re key.  This workshop will help you deal effectively and get the most from your relationships.

  • Tues., Sept. 27 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Sept. 29 @ 11:45 am

Time Management and Problem Solving

Things piling up? Learn the simple skills of time management – focus on productivity, control distractions, and enjoy more quality time.

  • Tues., Oct. 4 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Oct. 6 @ 11:45 am

Research for Real: Library Layout

Find the best study spaces and rooms for groupwork; the Research Help Desk and the librarian; scanners and printers, computers and copiers.  Learn to locate books and journals in print and online.

  • Tues., Oct. 11 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Oct. 13 @ 11:45 am

Improving Your Reading Speed and Recall

Readings and more readings.  You can’t get away from them at UNB.  But we can show you how to improve your recall and read rapidly for great results.

  • Tues., Oct. 18 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Oct. 20 @ 11:45 am

Taking Notes from Texts and Lectures

So many notes, so little time!  Learn these effective reading and note taking techniques to help you stay on top of your coursework.

  • Tues., Oct. 25 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Oct. 27 @ 11:45 am

Managing Stress–Make it Work for You

No one escapes it.  But anyone can learn to manage it.  Learn stress reduction and relaxation techniques to make you more effective and productive.

  • Tues., Nov. 1 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Nov. 3 @ 11:45 am

Research Sources You Can Trust

You’re trying to research a topic. You’ve got books, the web, journals, an encyclopedia. It’s starting to feel like a juggling act, but doesn’t have to. Learn how to use research sources logically, by finding and using the right one at the right time.

  • Tues., Nov. 8 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs. Nov. 10 @ 11:45 am

Mastering Test Taking and Conquering Anxiety

You studied.  You knew it.  You panicked.  You blew it.  it happens. But it doesn’t have to happen to you.  Learn how to tackle a test in a systematic way, overcome anxiety, and even predict exam questions!

  • Tues., Nov. 15 @ 6:30 pm OR Thurs., Nov. 17 @ 11:45 am