Keeping motivated

We all know that the assessment period can be challenging, especially in winter. Motivation can be low and stress and anxiety can be high. Looking after your health and wellbeing is essential to being your best at The University of Melbourne.

We are here to provide our top tips for surviving the assessment period and keep your cool.

  1. Chill out. Taking time out to relax is really important for your health and wellbeing. We understand that chilling out is easier said than done, however check out these mindful tips to learn more.
  2. Sleep well. Getting enough zzzzzs isn’t always easy and it is an extremely important part of a balanced study routine. Click here for some simple tips on routines to make falling asleep – and staying asleep more achievable.
  3. Reach out. Connect with us and book an appointment with Student Connect at Stop 1 to talk about ways to improve your study habits. Over 95% of students who come to our appointments leave feeling motivated, connected and knowing what to do next.
  4. Keep the balance. Maybe you’re working part-time, have a family, taking on extra subjects or just want to have enough time to yourself. Use these tips to keep on top of your time management skills.
  5. Food and nutrition. Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." We have the resources that will bring tantalisation to your tastebuds and warmth to your heart.
  6. Diversity and inclusion. Look around. Everyone looks, thinks and behaves differently. That's the beauty of a melting pot like the University of Melbourne: different people from different walks of life. Be proud of who you are and embrace those around you. Click here for student resources.
  7. Counselling and Psychological Services. Looking after your health and wellbeing is essential to being your best at The University of Melbourne. Life at university can be exciting and interesting, as well as bring challenges.
  8. Anxiety, depression and stress. These resources are available to help you get through these periods and counselling information if you would like to speak with someone about how you’re feeling.

Use these tips in combination to tackle any upcoming hurdles. Visit the health and wellbeing page for more information.