Motivation, stress and time management

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SMART Program

SMART is a free program made up of several modules designed to maximise your academic outcomes by helping you to:

  • Develop strategies to build success
  • Use your time effectively
  • Develop and maintain motivation
  • Increase your employability
  • Manage your stress throughout the year and during exam time

If you want to improve your results or address areas of difficulty, these sessions can help you to reach your goals.

Best results are achieved by attending all SMART modules, but you can register for single sessions, based on your needs.

Session times and registration

To book: Please register on the booking system.  Students may attend sessions at any campus. 

Session outlines

Session times

Strategies for success

- Identify your learning style

- Learn from the experience of successful students

- Understand and improve the way you learn

Clayton: Mon 23 March, 12-1pm

Caulfield:  Wed 18 March, 12-1pm

Berwick: Wed 18 March, 12-1pm

Time management

- Learn to prioritise and plan

- Create a plan to achieve your goals 

- Make the most of your time

Clayton: Mon 30 March, 12-1pm

Caulfield:  Wed 25 March, 12-1pm

Berwick: Wed 25 March, 12-1pm

Peninsula: Tues 31 March, 10-11am

Staying motivated

- Learn to let go of perfectionism

- Explore how to build and maintain motivation

- Develop strategies to manage procrastination

Clayton: Mon 13 April, 12-1pm

Caulfield:  Wed 1 April 12-1pm

Berwick: Wed 1 April, 12-1pm

Peninsula: Tues 14 April, 10-11am

Stress management

- Identify your stressors

- Manage challenges as they arise

- Learn to maintain a balanced lifestyle

Clayton: Mon 20 April, 12-1pm

Caulfield:  Wed 15 April, 12-1pm

Berwick: Wed 15 April, 12 - 1pm

Peninsula: Tues 21 April, 10-11am

Working in a group

- Getting the most out of working in a group

- Common issues when working in groups

- Strategies to overcome common issues

Clayton: Mon 27 April, 12-1pm

Caulfield:  Wed 22 April, 12-1pm

Berwick: Wed 22 April, 12-1pm

Conflict resolution

- Identify your personal conflict style

- Learn ways to manage conflict

Clayton: Mon 4 May, 12-1pm

Berwick: Wed 29 April, 12-1pm


- Improve your exam preparation

- Manage your expectations

- Explore what works for other students

- Tips for staying well throughout the exam

Clayton: Mon 11 May, 12-1pm

Caulfield:  Wed 13 May, 12-1pm

Berwick: Wed 13 May, 12-1pm

Peninsula: Tues 19 May, 10-11am


Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students, please see Student Newsletter or Learning Skills (Parkville) website for upcoming workshops. 

More Information

SMART A5 Flyer (pdf 247 KB)

Other resources and activities from the Library Research and Learning Team

Training course available at the Peninsula library:  University expectations and study skills