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Thrive

Pick from a range of events and activities to create your own bespoke Thrive programme

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Welcome to the Thrive programme!

Thrive is an innovative programme designed to help you make the most of your life as a student – and particularly as a student at Girton. It will help you to make a successful transition from studying at school to studying and learning at university, as well developing other life/transferable skills. It will continue to support your effective studying and effective learning at all levels. By the end of your time at Girton, you will have built confidence and resilience, and be well-prepared for a successful transition to the next stage in your career.

Pick from a range of events and activities to create your own bespoke programme or follow one of these thematic strands.

Furthering academic skills
Furthering your career
Furthering resilience
Life beyond Girton
Recommended for 1st year undergraduates
Recommended for 2nd year undergraduates
Recommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates
Recommended for postgraduates

Easter Term 2021 termcard

Thursday 29 April, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to organise files and folders systematically for quick access during online exams - for STEM subjects, including Med/VET.
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Saturday 1 May, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to incorporate feedback in your exam preparation? - for STEM subjects, including Med/VET.
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Sunday 2 May, 4.30am-5.30am (in the College grounds): International Dawn Chorus Day
More information coming soon to: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=143901&section=2
Life beyond GirtonRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Tuesday 4 May, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to organise files and folders systematically for quick access during online exams? - for Arts/Humanities/Social sciences
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Tuesday 4 May, 6.30pm-8.00pm (via Zoom): Enterprise Tuesday: Do you need disruptive entrepreneurship to tackle climate change?
Find the sign-up link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=143901&section=5
Furthering your careerLife beyond GirtonRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Thursday 6 May, 1pm-2.30pm (via Zoom): Mindfulness workshop on a theme of "study"
Sign up at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/choice/view.php?id=14169651
Furthering resilienceRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Thursday 6 May, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to revise effectively for exams? (Including time planning) - for STEM subjects, including Med/VET.
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Friday 7 May, 5pm-6pm (via Zoom): Brain based learning, with Mark Smith
Sign up at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/choice/view.php?id=14824922
Furthering resilienceRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Saturday 8 May, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to incorporate feedback in your exam preparation? - for Arts/Humanities/Social sciences
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Tuesday 11 May, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to revise effectively for exams? (Including time planning) - for Arts/Humanities/Social sciences
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Tuesday 11 May, 6.30pm-8.00pm (via Zoom): Enterprise Tuesday: Is the venture capital industry fit to face the climate change challenge?
Find the sign-up link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=143901&section=5
Furthering your careerLife beyond GirtonRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Thursday 13 May, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to respond to essay/exam questions under pressure? - for STEM subjects, including Med/Vet
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Friday 14 May, 5pm-6pm (via Zoom): Science based resilience, with Mark Smith
Sign up at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/choice/view.php?id=14824922
Furthering resilienceRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Tuesday 18 May, 4pm-5pm (via Zoom): How to respond to essay/exam questions under pressure? - for Arts/Humanities/Social sciences
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=145401&section=3
Furthering academic skillsRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates

Tuesday 18 May, 6.30pm-8.00pm (via Zoom): Enterprise Tuesday: Keynote speaker, Prof. Sir Dave King, FRS on "Climate change: urgent global actions to manage a safe future for humanity
Find the sign-up link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=143901&section=5
Furthering your careerLife beyond GirtonRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Tuesday 25 May, 6.30pm-8.00pm (via Zoom): Enterprise Tuesday: What changes do we need to see in our food system, and how can entrepreneurship help this?
Find the sign-up link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=143901&section=5
Furthering your careerLife beyond GirtonRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

Thursday 27 May, 5.45pm-7.15pm (hybrid event): Applying for JRFs and early career fellowships: talk and Q&A for PhD students
More information at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/choice/view.php?id=14842192
Furthering your careerLife beyond GirtonRecommended for postgraduates

Saturday 5 June, 4.00pm–6.00pm (via Zoom): Girton College Art Club: experimental drawing workshop, with Luke Burton
Find out more and sign up at https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/choice/view.php?id=15097602
Furthering resilienceLife beyond GirtonRecommended for 1st year undergraduatesRecommended for 2nd year undergraduatesRecommended for 3rd and 4th year undergraduatesRecommended for postgraduates

 

 

Recurring events

Every Wednesday beginning 27 January, 4pm-4.30pm (via Zoom): Library drop-in session
Find the Zoom link at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=143901&section=2

Regularly throughout term (via Zoom): Solidari-study sessions
Find the next session at: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=143901&section=2

On demand (within 2 working days of request): Half-hour Q & A session with Dr Birgit Buergi, Bye-Fellow for Study Skills. Email studyskills@girton.cam.ac.uk to arrange

 

 

In agreement with DoS/Tutor

One-to-one study skills support sessions with Dr Birgit Buergi, Bye-Fellow for Study Skills

One-to-one library skills support sessions with Jenny Blackhurst, Librarian and Fellow for Life & Study Skills

 

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