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Workshops

 

Workshops

Check out our academic support workshops and personal development workshops available this month. Register to add the workshops you are interested in to your calendar so you won’t miss it.

Upcoming Online Workshops 2021

Date Time Workshop Title & Description Speaker

6 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

2:30 pm to 3.30 pm

Stay Productive while Study at Home

Struggling to stay productive while study at home? Lack of discipline and human interactions, procrastination, distractions, and much more. It may also be hard to motivate yourself when you’re so comfy at home. All of these leads to a decrease in productivity. We will go through a few tips to help you with productivity and effective coping strategies during these challenging times.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Stay Productive while Study at Home (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Lim Re Gal,

Trainee Counsellor

6 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

4:00 pm to 5.00 pm

Oral Presentation Skills

Do you need to present an assignment, case study or report to your class? Do you want to be able to present with confidence? Then this workshop will help and the atmosphere is safe and friendly!

Being a good presenter is not something you are born as - it is a skill that must be developed. So, come and join the Oral Presentation Skills workshop to make you a more confident presenter and communicator.

The workshop focuses on:

  • Tailoring your content to your audience
  • Preparing engaging PowerPoint presentation
  • Using your voice to speak with confidence

Online Meeting Link:
Join Oral Presentation Skills (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Cassandra Lau,

Academic Staff

13 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

2:30 pm to 3.30 pm

Positive Approach

Developing positive attitude is not about ignoring the negatives and keep smiling. Having a positive mindset help us to focus on the hope and opportunity in front of us, and keep us aflot during challenging times. Positive thinking improves overall physical and psychological well-being.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Positive Approach (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Lim Re Gal,

Trainee Counsellor

13 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Tips for Successful PowerPoint Presentations

Preparing and delivering PowerPoint presentations is an essential skill. It is a common form of assessment as well as something you may have to do in your career after graduation. In this workshop, you will learn what is important for a successful PowerPoint presentation, including preparing and creating your slides and delivering your speech.


Online Meeting Link:
Join Tips for Successful PowerPoint Presentations (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Mr Stephen Walker & Mr Darren Angking,

Academic Staff

20 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

2:30 pm to 3.30 pm

Academic Success Program II
Module 3: Getting and keeping motivated

Feeling that your enthusiasm and interest in your course is running low? This workshop will show you various ways of getting your motivation back so you can focus on your study goals.

Module 4: Preparing for exams

Learning how to prepare for exams is a set of unique skills. In this workshop you will learn how to make the most of your preparation time, how to put exams into perspective, and deal with exam anxiety. You will be given professional tips about how to handle the day of the exam.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Academic Success Program II (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Evelyn Liew,

Senior Counsellor

20 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

4:00 pm to 5.00 pm

Report Writing

This workshop will provide some guides on how to write an effective, concise and precise research report. The speaker will cover:

  1. The structure of a report from Introduction to conclusion
  2. The academic language used.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Report Writing (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Cassandra Lau,

Academic Staff

27 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

2:30 pm to 3.30 pm

Communication Skills in the Virtual World

The pandemic has inadvertently shifted our physical day-to-day living into the virtual world. Virtual communication has become the norm. We knew form research that body language makes up of 55% of our communication, 38% is the tone of voice, and only 7% in the words we use. It is more challenging to deliver message across effectively when the non-verbal cues is absent. Virtual communication required more thoughtfulness than in-person communication.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Communication Skills in the Virtual World (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Lim Re Gal,

Trainee Counsellor

27 Oct 2021

(Wednesday)

4:00 pm to 5.00 pm

Using Excel for Business Purposes

Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool that is often overlooked by students. This workshop will help business students to learn more about the many lesser known features of Excel, thus allowing them to fully utilise Excel as a business/financial tools. This will enable them to work more efficiently with their assignments/projects.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Using Excel for Business Purposes (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Mr Bryan Khoo & Mr James Loi,

Academic Staff

3 Nov 2021

(Wednesday)

2:30 pm to 3.30 pm

The Secrets to Self-Motivation

Self-motivation is the force that drives you to do things. It’s the drive you have to work towards your goals, to put effort into self-development and to achieve personal fulfilment. In this session, you will get some tips and techniques on how to boost your self-motivation in balances the way you study and enjoy your personal life.

Online Meeting Link:
Join The Secrets to Self-Motivation (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Lim Re Gal,

Trainee Counsellor

3 Nov 2021

(Wednesday)

4:00 pm to 5.00 pm

Learn to Email like a Pro

Email has come a long way since its inception in 1971. Some might argue that email has sort of become obsolete due to the rise of instant messaging and social media but it is should be highlighted that email is still an essential part of formal communication. Email shouldn’t be considered as old-fashioned or inconvenient to use as the features available in email makes it an appropriate tool to be used for online communication/learning purposes in higher educational institution.

As a university student, it is also important that you know how to practise good email etiquette — principles of behaviour that one should use when writing or answering email messages — when communicating with your professors or tutors. This is because you want your message to be understood in a positive manner as well as taken seriously. In this workshop, you will also learn the skills necessary for managing emails professionally, and writing emails with clarity and proper structures to avoid misinterpretations and miscommunication.

In short, the facilitators will cover two aspects of email during the workshop:

  • The features of email
  • Email writing etiquette

Online Meeting Link:
Join Learn to Email like a Pro (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Mr Choo Chian Hou & Ms Jocelyn Sim,

Academic Staff

10 Nov 2021

(Wednesday)

2:30 pm to 3.30 pm

Managing Exam Anxiety

It’s normal to feel stressful and anxious during exam. However, overwhelming level of stress and anxiety could affect your performance badly. Becoming aware of what caused you to be anxious could help to reduce stress, eventually improves your performance.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Managing Exam Anxiety (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Chloe Liong,

Student Counsellor

10 Nov 2021

(Wednesday)

4:00 pm to 5.00 pm

Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is essential not only in the corporate world but also in our daily life. In this workshop, we will look at how to prepare for various forms of negotiation and explore the skills you need to negotiate confidently and successfully.

Online Meeting Link:
Join Negotiation Skills (Microsoft Teams Meeting)

Ms Lim Re Gal,

Trainee Counsellor

Academic Practice Committee and Student Development & Support Unit
Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus