Student support counselling workshops

We offer free student workshops on common issues to enhance your learning experience. These workshops help to equip students with the skills, tools and resources to be able to handle the demands of university life.

They address various topics such as:

  • succeeding at uni
  • exam anxiety
  • emotional intelligence
  • time management & overcoming procrastination.

Counselling workshops

Come along to our free professional counselling workshops to support you throughout semester. New and returning students are welcome to attend. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

Numbers are limited. To book a workshop, select the session you want to attend from the list below.

Please email belinda.gibson@vu.edu.au if you require further assistance.

Find a workshop to help support your study.
Workshop Date Location
Adjusting to tertiary studies
Prestented by Freda Dimitriakakis.
17 August, 12 - 1pm Werribee Campus, 1B101
Pay Attention with Mindfulness
Prestented by Jennifer Halat.
24 August, 12 - 2pm City Queen Campus, R02.10
Managing perfectionism in study and life
Prestented by Christopher Winkler.
28 August, 10am - 12pm St Albans Campus, 4C405
Mindfulness: Deal with stress, get more from life
Prestented by Julie Burn.
29 August, 12-1pm Sunshine Campus, W3012
Assertiveness and communication skills
Prestented by Christopher Winkler.
11 September, 10am - 12pm St Albans Campus, 4C405
Study now: Putting off putting off
Prestented by Jennifer Halat.
21 September, 12 - 2pm City Queen Campus, R02.08
Stress management skills for study and life
Prestented by Christopher Winkler.
25 September, 10am - 12pm St Albans Campus, 4C405
Exam anxiety
Prestented by Linda van Draanen.
29 September, 12 - 2pm Footscray Park Campus, P134

These workshops have been organised for individual students. If you are interested in a particular workshop for a group or class of students, please contact us and we can arrange that, subject to availability.

Exam assessment & support

We can provide specific sessions on study skills training such as adjusting to study, exam readiness, exam anxiety, goal setting, procrastination, and time management. These sessions could help you develop your skills and get the most out of your time at university.

Find out more about these sessions on the exam & assessment support web page.

Special consideration

You may be eligible for an alternative exam or special consideration if unexpected circumstances seriously affected your performance or prevented you from attending an exam.

If you require support for your application for special consideration from a VU counsellor make an appointment at a campus convenient to you by phoning +61 3 9919 5400. Counsellors at most campuses will have a 'drop-in' time each day during the exam period. This time can only be booked on the day.

Further information about special consideration, including application details, is available online.

Contact us

For more information please contact Belinda Gibson.

Phone: +61 3 9919 5391
Email belinda.gibson@vu.edu.au