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We regularly update this page with information on our events, webinars, and group sessions, all of which are open to all MTU students. If you would like to be kept up to date on our events, please sign up to our mailing list below. You can unsubscribe at any time by contacting AcademicSuccessCoach@mtu.ie.

 

In-lecture Coaching Workshops:

Throughout the academic year, the Academic Success Coaching team offer bespoke workshops to class groups. These can be requested by a lecturer, Reach mentor, or class/year co-ordinator. We tailor these workshops to the requirements and interests of your class groups, and welcome your input and suggestions on the content and format of each intervention. Workshops cover themes including but not limited to group work, time and resource management, study planning, motivation and assessment planning. If you would like to organise a tailored workshop for your class group(s), please get in touch at AcademicSuccessCoach@mtu.ie.

 

On completion of a tailored coaching workshop, a learner will typically have: 

  • engaged in a facilitated discussion on an agreed, pre-determined aspect of personal and/or academic development such as, for instance, motivation, time management, study planning, assessment management, etc.; 
  • engaged with a selection of coaching exercises designed to promote awareness of and evoke effective, personalised strategies in this skill or theme; 
  • reflected on their agency as learners, such that actions for success are contextualised, individualised and relevant. 

Coached study:

Throughout the academic year, the coaching team will be running coached study sessions. You can find information about and join these sessions from this webpage. We'll also notify subscribers to our mailing list of times and dates for coached study sessions. 

 

Coached study represents an opportunity for you to identify a priority or set of priorities and make a workable plan to achieve them. You'll have a chance to get your priority tasks underway and afterwards, you can debrief with and get feedback from coaches on your progress and next steps. 

 

Coached study may be for you if you are currently working on numerous tasks or if you have an important piece of work to complete. It's also a practical way to get started on a task and to make a plan that will work for you.

 

On completion of a coached study session, you will typically have:

  • identified an immediate goal or a task to be completed;
  • completed a coaching exercise themed around motivation, activation, goal-setting or planning;
  • commenced work on the priority goal or task during a dedicated 30-minute period;
  • had an opportunity to follow up with a coach in a group setting;
  • possibly been signposted to a one-to-one follow-up coaching session, where desired.

 

2020-21 Weekly Live Drop-in Coaching Series:

In semester 2 of 2020-21, the coaching team offered weekly live 15-minute drop-in coaching sessions. These involved coaching exercises and tools covering such areas such as goal setting, habits, motivation and balance. Recorded summaries of each of these session can be seen below. If you would like to try one out, all you need to participate is a pen and a notebook/paper!

Week 1: Foundations for Semester 2

The session will focus on building strong foundations for the first week of term.

Zoom Links:

Monday 25th January 2021 at 11.00am: Expired for this week, please see recorded exercise below.

Wednesdays 27th January 2021 at 3.00pm: Expired for this week, please see recorded exercise below.

Feedback Link:

If you have attended a session we would really appreciate your feedback and input, please click Here

Exercise Recording Link:

Week 2: Goal Setting

Goal setting and achieving goals can be an important skill, this week we will break down what we want to achieve for the semester and small steps to do so.

Zoom Links:

Please see recorded exercise and check out next week's live session.

Monday 1st February 2021 at 11.00am:

Wednesdays 3rd February 2021 at 3.00pm:

Feedback Link:

We would really appreciate your feedback and input, please click here

Exercise Recording Link:

 

Week 3: Managing Distractions

Managing distraction and maintaining focus is a really important habit during the semester. In this session we will look at some tools and strategies that we can apply.

Zoom Link:

Expired, please see recording below

Feedback Link:

We would really appreciate your feedback and input, please click here

Exercise Recording Link:

Week 4: Understanding your goals

Setting goals, putting a plan in place to achieve them are important steps in college. Motivation and understanding our goals can improve goal attainment.

Zoom Link:

Please find below recording link

Feedback Link:

We would really appreciate your feedback and input, please click here

Exercise Recording Link:

Week 5: Balance

This week we will be looking at 'Finding Balance'.

 

Recording Link:

90 Second Feedback Form:

We would really appreciate your feedback and input, your opinion and feedback is important to us please click here

Week 6: Innovation Week: ASC Edition

This week we will look at a new approach to coaching. In this session we will be trialing an innovative approach to coaching using images to develop an action plan for the coming week. We hope you can join us live or check out our recording that will be released on Wednesday at 5pm online.

Zoom Link Live:

Please see session recording below

90 Second Feedback Form:

We would really appreciate your feedback and input, your opinion and feedback is important to us please click here

 

Week 7: Taking stock

This week we will review the term so far and look at small steps to focus on in each module.

We hope you can join us live or check out our recording that will be released on Wednesday at 5pm online.

 

Please see recorded session below.

 

90 Second Feedback Form:

We would really appreciate your feedback and input, your opinion and feedback is important to us please click here

Week 8: Prioritising Workload

This week's session will focus on 'Prioritising Workload', we will undertake exercises that will create a priority of actions and steps to achieve them.

Zoom Link Live:

 

Feedback:

If you have attended a session we would really appreciate your feedback and input, please click here

Week 9: Workload Focus

This week's session will focus on 'Workload Focus', we will undertake exercises that will create a priority of actions and steps to achieve them.

Recording link:

 

Feedback:

If you have attended a session we would really appreciate your feedback and input, please click here

Easter Study

Easter can be a good opportunity to review the semester so far and to plan and prepare for the remaining weeks in the semester. Please find below recording outlining some strategies that students have said that have been beneficial in the past.

Please find more videos here:

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Canvas self enrol link is here:

https://cit.instructure.com/enroll/6AY9AF

To book a session with an Coach please click here.

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Week 11: Know and use your strengths

Zoom Drop In:

Monday 19th April 2021 1.00pm.

https://telcit.zoom.us/j/89270281577

Wednesday 21st April 2021 3.00pm.

https://telcit.zoom.us/j/83171868749

Semester 2 Extra Workshop: Study Planning

As we approach the end of semester 2, you might be thinking about finalising assessments and/or preparing for exams. In this video, Academic Success Coaches Louise and Marian discuss six steps toward effective planning of your studies.

You are welcome to download the accompanying slides and a copy of our study timetable

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