Mindfulness for Academic Success is an evidence-based wellbeing program designed for university students, that has been at Flinders since 2018. Student attendance and feedback over the past couple of years has been excellent, and in 2020 we will be running the program twice per semester.

Mindfulness is about being present and engaged in our lives. It is something you can learn, and research shows it improves general wellbeing as well as academic performance.

This innovative program consists of five 60-minute sessions over five weeks. During these sessions you will learn to use mindfulness to:

  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • improve focus
  • stop procrastinating
  • study more efficiently (and with more enjoyment)

Each session builds on the one before so students must commit to all five sessions.

Feedback from students who have completed the program indicates that it significantly adds value to their university experience:

“I experience less anxiety in the morning and less stress related to emails and supervisory feedback, I’m less reactive”

“I’m more aware of my feelings, and have learnt many new strengths to deal with stress and procrastination”

“I’m more able to get to work done, and to notice stress responses and default mode”

“I found the session on procrastination to be the most practically useful – it created the most change for me”

“The weekly sheets were awesome – perfect amount of info, practical, educational, relevant and interesting”

The program also accrues Horizon points.

You can read some more feedback about the program here.

Mindfulness for Academic Success has been halted due to Coronavirus.

However, Bec has recorded an introduction session that teaches some of the materials and provides a guided meditation. 

You can access it on Oasis Online.

A similar program (Studyology) is also available via Oasis Online that may be helpful. 

To register your interest in attending future Mindfulness for Academic Success programs, please send an email to oasis@flinders.edu.au

Please note that the facilitator will contact you personally to check that the program is a good fit for you. She might suggest alternative programs if she thinks this program is not a good fit.

You can earn 30 Horizon Award points for this activity.

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