Study Skills

Study Smarter, Achieve More. Essential Study Techniques Every Student Should Know.

Essential Study Skills For University Students
1 Day Study Skills Course

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 Course Summary

In this fun, fast and effective one day University Study Skills Course you'll learn how to absorb new information quickly and easily. You'll discover simple yet powerful techniques to double or even treble your reading speed plus remember much more of the information you study.

Delivered live online by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons, this unique University Study Skills Course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to study more effectively.

Focused on three key areas - Memory Skills, Speed Reading and Effective Note-taking - you'll learn how to combine these techniques to study smarter, in less time and achieve better results.

1 Day University Study Skills Course

Limited to just 6 people, don't miss out.

Zoom - Tuesday 1 October 2024
Zoom - Sunday 23 February 2025

Book Places

Book By 31 July 2024, Save $100

 Purpose Of Course

  • To give you a rapid and practical introduction to Memory, Speed Reading and Effective Note-taking techniques
  • To show you how to apply these techniques to your day-to-day studies to save time and achieve better results
  • To provide you with an easy-to-follow Action Plan to help you apply and practise your new Study Skills after the course

 What You'll Learn

  • Memory Techniques - how much of your potential are you using?
  • The real reason we forget things and why this is good news
  • The 3 essential keys to remembering what you need to at university
  • The 3 most effective memory systems for studying
  • Which memory techniques work best for which subjects
  • How and when to review information to maximise retention and recall
  • How to quickly memorise study information for tests and exams
  • Speed Reading - how well do you currently read and what's possible?
  • Why most students read below their potential and with poor comprehension
  • 4 key techniques to increase your reading speed, comprehension and recall
  • How to quickly double your reading speed through effective practice
  • How to remember more of what you read and study using the BDA approach
  • Reading strategies for different types of study material
  • Common reading traps students make and how to avoid them
  • Effective Note-taking - why is note-taking such an important study skill?
  • Common note-taking traps and how to avoid them
  • How and when to make notes to maximise comprehension, retention and recall
  • How to summarise study materials more quickly and easily
  • How to use the GO method to plan and prepare assignments and projects in a fraction of the usual time
  • How to use effective note-taking to plan A+ essays and overcome procrastination
  • How to combine memory, reading and note-taking techniques to produce a coherent approach to successful study

"Should be mandatory prior to any course requiring learning. Chris is a brilliant presenter and does a great job imparting the material. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
Arun Kannan, Doctor, Greenslopes Hospital Brisbane

"This program was really informative and it will help me study faster and better for the rest of my life!"
Olivia Davies, Student, QUT Brisbane

"Very beneficial and I believe the skills will help me with all the reading I have in my law studies, in particular the journey technique. Thanks!"
Claire Cottam, Law Student, Brisbane

"Excellent program! Simple, to the point, memorable. University Study Skills has opened me to new and exciting, practical techniques with which to achieve effective study. Busting the myths and bad habits, a must do for any student. Highly recommended."
Margaret Gale, Liberal Arts Student, Campion College Sydney

"Very useful. Covered many areas that will make studying more efficient as well as significantly increase recall and retention of knowledge."
Michael Vasimalla, Medical Student, Adelaide

"Today has given me tools I can use for studying a science degree after many years away from study. Chris is very entertaining."
Angie Byrne, Health Science Student, Brisbane

"Precise and straight to the point. Helpful techniques which are very practical and easy to apply. Really informative and entertaining, glad I came all the way from the Gold Coast. Thank you!"
Alwaleed Altorabi, 2nd Year Student, Bond University

"It's amazing how much faster you read after a few exercises. You can almost immediately tell the difference. I'm not someone who can normally remember lots of things but with the activities and techniques I now can."
Ime, University Student, Auckland

 Course Format

  • Exclusive Small Group 1 Day Study Skills Course starts at 9am finishes at 4pm (Sydney time)
  • Fun, fast-paced delivery, broken up into short sessions with frequent breaks
  • Limited to just 6 people to maximise personal attention and learning
  • Delivered live online, take part from the comfort of your home from anywhere in the world

This University Study Skills Course is delivered via Zoom which runs in any web browser and on any device. The week prior to your course date we will send you a Zoom link for the workshop together with the course handouts in one easy-to-print PDF document. Learn more about Gloo Zoom sessions.

 Who Delivers The Course?

This Study Skills Course is designed and delivered by founder of Gloo, Chris Lyons, who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error. Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, ABC TV and demonstrated how effective Memory Improvement, Speed Reading and Study Skills techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia.

An experienced trainer and facilitator, Chris has been sought out to deliver training for many large organisations including McGrath Real Estate, Bendigo Adelaide Bank, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, J.P.Morgan, Deutsche Bank, the Productivity Commission and the AFP.

Chris also has over 10 years' commercial experience gained in senior management roles in large Australian and UK companies before starting to design and deliver Gloo Training Programs in 2003.

Over the last 21 years Chris has shown thousands of students how to study more effectively and achieve better grades and has never had a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Because Gloo training is fun, fast and effective. Here is just a small selection of comments from students who have taken part in our Study Skills Courses.

"Thank you Chris for a very worthwhile day! You were funny, enthusiastic and passionate about the material you taught. I am certain the techniques I learnt will aid me in my upcoming exams but also throughout my life and career. Many thanks."
Max Bergh, Final Year Student, University Of Melbourne

"You will benefit 100% from this course. Best instructor ever."
Alaia, Student, University Of Queensland

"Simple and efficient techniques which were very powerful and effective. I wish I had done this course 10 years ago!"
Janardan Andrews, Law Student, Victoria University

"Great and practical memory tools for recalling and retaining key information."
Rob Stanmore, Communications Student, University Of Technology Sydney

"Simple and effective tools to use immediately. Very enjoyable, fun and interactive."
Adnan Mohamed, MBA Student, Sydney

"Excellent overview of mind and memory skills that will last a lifetime. Chris is an excellent teacher and facilitator, full of passion, energy and knowledge. Mind and memory skills are definitely a much needed tool in the business and academic arena. Kudos!"
Andrew Yeoh, MBA Student, Melbourne Business School

"The workshop was a workout for my brain! I didn't realise my brain had the capacity to learn so much in one day. It was fantastic."
Courtney, Student, Melbourne University

"Intellectually stimulating and entertaining. Very rare to find a workshop that provides the two. Would recommend this workshop to anyone who genuinely wants to succeed."
Zana, Law Student, Melbourne University

"Chris is an excellent presenter who is able to deliver lots of information in an easy to understand, fun and interesting way. I am in the professional training industry and Chris is right up there with the best!"
Julie Blackburn, General Manager, Beyond Success

 Attendee Feedback

Chris has now been running study skills programs for 21 years and has never had a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Because Gloo training is fun, fast and effective. Here is just a small selection of comments from other students who have already attended our Study Skills Courses.

"A great program filled with really useful techniques to improve memory and reading ability. This program will definitely help me study for exams."
Nathan Hui, Student, QUT Brisbane

"Wow! What an interesting workshop. It increased my reading speed and improved my memory. Great presentation."
Tina Yang, University Student, Brisbane

"It was a real eye-opener to realise how quickly I could manage to read faster. Furthermore, the memory techniques are highly applicable to my university studies."
Min Young Park, Student, University Of Sydney

"This program was very useful and applies to everything you do for studies, work and even personal achievement. I highly recommend this program."
Alex Huynh, Law Student/Paralegal, Perth

"Very informative and provided many useful techniques to study and remember large amounts of information as well as effectively improve speed reading abilities."
Erin, 2nd Year Student, Monash University

"Really enjoyed it. Will be very helpful for my studies as a law student."
David Hopkins, Law Student, Newcastle University

"This was really what I needed for my studies. Really fun and inspiring. Thank you so much, this gave me some great tools that I can apply to many aspects of my life."
Katya le Roux, Student, Massey University NZ

 How Much?

  • 1 Day Small Group Study Skills Course = $395 per person
  • Special = $295 per person, a saving of $100 Applies to all courses booked and paid for by 31 July 2024
  • Multiple Booking Discount Book 2 or more places at the same course and receive a further 10% discount off the total cost (2 places = $531 with current Special)

 Upcoming Dates

Information updated daily and correct as at 2024. Our next University Study Skills Courses are taking place in:

October 2024

Zoom - 9am to 4pm (Sydney time) on Tuesday 1 October 2024
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Bookings Open, Maximum 6 People, Places Available

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February 2025

Zoom - 9am to 4pm (Sydney time) on Sunday 23 February 2025
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Bookings Open, Maximum 6 People, Places Available

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Questions about the course? Call us on 02 7229 4920 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.

Dates Not Convenient?

If you can't make the dates, then consider a 1 To 1 Private Study Skills Program. In the private, one to one version of this training course we cover the exact same content and techniques as in the above group workshop. Available all year round, you can take the program at the time which works best for you either online via Zoom or face-to-face in Sydney or Lismore. The 1 To 1 Study Skills Program can be completed all in one day or if you prefer over two separate shorter sessions one week apart. Find out more about a 1 To 1 Study Skills Program.

Need A Little Help?

If you are interested in learning how to study more effectively but need a little help to decide which program is right for you, then contact us for a quick chat. Call us on 02 7229 4920 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.

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