8 episodes

Podcast by Peer Learning Advisors

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Podcast by Peer Learning Advisors

    Peerpod - Episode 7 - The 'F' Word

    Peerpod - Episode 7 - The 'F' Word

    You have just refreshed your uni portal so many times, but the truth is there and it makes you feel lost, and scared, and lost again: you've failed that exam. Guess what? We too. PLAs are postgraduate students (coursework and research) who also have failed their exams, so here we are here to share some tips on how to cope with failure and, even better, how to get the best from this experience. Listen to the wise words that our life-coach Leyla, Juan Money (what?) and Lady Sarah share with us. Don't forget to send all your love and requests to peerpod.pla@sydney.edu.au
    Useful links:
    Student Representative Council - http://srcusyd.net.au/
    Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) -http://supra.net.au/
    Disability Support - https://sydney.edu.au/study/why-choose-sydney/student-support/disability-support.html
    Academic Progress - https://sydney.edu.au/students/academic-progress.html
    Counselling and Mental Health Support -https://sydney.edu.au/students/counselling-and-mental-health-support.html

    • 25 min
    Peerpod - Episode 6 - Transitioning into the Postgraduate World

    Peerpod - Episode 6 - Transitioning into the Postgraduate World

    Thinking about extending your study experience and maybe considering a postgraduate career at Sydney Uni? Leyla, Mel and Rengen share some advice, tips and their personal experience with us! In this episode, they discuss the importance of dedication, networking and mental health. Don't miss it!
    Write us at peerpod.pla@sydney.edu.au and remember you can find us, Peer Learning Advisor, at The Quarter (postgrad coursework only), Bosch, Dentistry, Camden, ThinkSpace.
    Useful links:
    USyd postgraduate courses: https://sydney.edu.au/study/study-options/postgraduate-courses.html
    USyd postgraduate research: https://sydney.edu.au/study/study-options/postgraduate-research.html
    Some scholarships for International students (BA/Hons, postgrad coursework, postgrad research: https://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/international.html
    Some scholarships for domestic students (BA/Hons, postgrad coursework, postgrad research: https://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/domestic.html
    Academic Liaison Librarians: https://library.sydney.edu.au/contacts/subjectcontacts.html
    Postgraduate workshops at the Learning Centre: https://sydney.edu.au/students/learning-centre/learning-centre-workshops.html
    Counselling and Mental Health Support: https://sydney.edu.au/students/counselling-and-mental-health-support.html

    • 26 min
    Peerpod - Episode 5 - Resilience

    Peerpod - Episode 5 - Resilience

    What being resilient really means? And how can we cope with failures during our most stressful times? Our Peer Learning Advisors Leyla, Sayan and Betta reunited in our ThinkSpace One Button Recording Studio to discuss how to move on after a failure. In this episode Betta talks about her personal failures and Sayan and Leyla share some precious advice to help understand how failures make us stronger and braver. Feel free to write us at peerpod.pla@sydney.edu.au

    Useful links:
    Faculty Handbooks - https://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/
    The Road to Resilience (APA) - https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience?fbclid=IwAR2liaKgf5-d8ayHJ9pTJdKwIt_ce2W23LNEFNhtruql0xsFlZaF1F3TJqM
    Exam Ready 2nd semester 2019 - https://library.sydney.edu.au/study/exam-ready.html
    STAR team fb - https://www.facebook.com/Student.Transition/
    Self-Help resources - https://sydney.edu.au/students/counselling-and-mental-health-support/resources-workshops.html
    Individual Counselling - https://sydney.edu.au/students/counselling-and-mental-health-support/individual-counselling.html
    Student Support - https://library.sydney.edu.au/study/student-support/
    CV of Failure by Dr Johannes Haushofer - https://www.princeton.edu/~joha/Johannes_Haushofer_CV_of_Failures.pdf

    • 20 min
    Peerpod - Episode 4 - Stepping up your study habits

    Peerpod - Episode 4 - Stepping up your study habits

    It's Wellness Week guys, and we're trying to do our best to keep a healthy life style. When everyone seems to say that work-life balance is the key for a successful study experience, we often think "yeah, whatever, you wouldn't say it if you knew about all my deadlines". But with a little bit of an effort, we can make it happen :) In this episode, Leyla, Sayan and Betta share tips on how to improve your study life and how to cope with an overwhelming study load. Do you want to share your tips too? Write to us at peerpod.pla@sydney.edu.au

    Useful links:
    Health Services - https://sydney.edu.au/campus-life/health-wellbeing-success/health-services.html
    Counselling and mental health support -https://sydney.edu.au/students/counselling-and-mental-health-support.html
    5 tips to study effectively for your exams -https://sydney.edu.au/campus-life/student-news/2017/09/22/5-tips-to-study-effectively-for-your-exams.html
    Academic Liaisons Librarians - https://library.sydney.edu.au/contacts/subjectcontacts.html
    Focus and Study - Every Wednesday 1-3pm on lv 5, Digital Scholarship Studio, Fisher Library (everyone welcome)
    Every Wednesday and Saturday 1-3pm at The Quarter (postgraduate coursework)

    • 27 min
    Peerpod - Episode 3 - Degree and career directions

    Peerpod - Episode 3 - Degree and career directions

    What shall we do when it comes to choose our degree and career path? In episode 3 our life-coach Leyla, Lucy and Sayan discuss the importance of transferable skills, having multiple plans, open-minded attitude and how to face future with a positive attitude.
    If you have a topic you would like us to cover or if you want to be our guest, write us at peerpod.pla@sydney.edu.au
    Useful links:
    Career Centre - sydney.edu.au/careers/
    Postgraduate Studies Week (8-11 October 2019) - sydney.edu.au/study/why-choose-s…/postgraduate.html
    Postgraduate research - sydney.edu.au/research.html

    • 25 min
    Peerpod - Episode 2 - Finding new friends

    Peerpod - Episode 2 - Finding new friends

    In this episode our life-coach Leyla, Sayan and Lucy discuss a number of potential ways to find new friend at Uni or outside Uni. Whether you are an International or domestic student, you might find some useful tips to apply in social contexts and making new friends.
    Find out about Sydney University Library events such a Coffee and Croissants, Speed Meet and Chats and much, much more checking this link: https://usyd.libcal.com/calendar/library/?cid=3560&t=g&d=0000-00-00&cal=3560
    Coffee and Croissants are usually hold on the 1st and 3rd week of the month (during semester) at Bosch Commons and The Quarter: https://usyd.libcal.com/event/5215995
    Meetup Sydney: https://www.meetup.com/cities/au/sydney/

    • 30 min

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