Study skills with chills

31 May 2010

May proved to be one of Compass' busiest months with three major student events taking place. We had unwittingly scheduled a number of large-scale events in what ended up being Sydney's wettest May in 7 years.

92 Year 10 students from Picnic Point, Marrickville and Kogarah high schools were not to be deterred last Friday however, when the rain broke with their arrival at University to participate in the annual Compass Year 10 Experience Day.

Students started the day in academic mode with a morning study skills lecture session facilitated by staff of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education, which covered:

  • setting goals
  • creating study timetables
  • time management
  • unpacking exam questions

After lunch from the on-campus eateries, the students were re-fuelled and ready to take on 2 faculty-based afternoon electives including:

  • Money Making Ideas (Economics & Business)
  • Helping to save the Tasmanian devil (Uniserve Science)
  • Full body physics (Physics)
  • Forensic Psychology (Psychology)
  • History tour (Museums)
  • Rockclimbing & biomechanics (Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness)
  • Skullduggery (Veterinary Science)
  • An introduction (Architecture, Design & Planning)
  • What happens after the 'bad' guy is caught? (Law)