Study Skills

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

 Essential Study Skills For University Students
1 To 1 Online Study Skills Program


 Program Summary

If you're at college or university, or you're starting shortly, then our 1 To 1 Essential Study Skills Program will show you how to read faster, remember more and achieve your best possible results. Which will make your college or university experience more enjoyable and less stressful! Delivered live online and in person by Australian Memory Record Breaker and founder of Gloo, Chris Lyons, this 1 To 1 Program will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to study much more efficiently and effectively.

Focused on three key areas - Memory Techniques, Speed Reading and Effective Note-taking - you'll learn how to absorb new information quickly and easily using powerful study techniques most university students are never ever shown. What's more, Gloo 1 To 1 Programs are fun, fast and effective!

1 To 1 Online Study Skills Program

You can take this 1 To 1 University Study Skills Program from wherever you live in Australia from the comfort, convenience and safety of your own home using our Online Training Platform.

 Purpose Of Program

  • 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 grades
  • 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

 How Is The Program Structured?

For your convenience, you can choose between two formats each of which covers the same material:

  OPTION A: 1 Day Program. Delivered in 1 day, usually from 1000 to 1600. Perfect if you want to cover all the material in the shortest possible time and in just one go.

  OPTION B: 2 Session Program. Delivered in two 3 hour sessions one week apart. Ideal if you find two shorter, separate sessions more convenient.

With both options, the program is broken up in to a number of short modules each of which covers one or several key strategies or techniques. These progressively build on each other and regular short breaks are taken to maintain attention and focus. In this way, it is possible to easily absorb and learn the techniques covered whether done in one go or two shorter, separate sessions.

 How Is The Program Delivered?

This program is delivered live over the internet using our Online Training Platform. We use a simple to use web based platform which runs in any web browser which means no special software or programs are required. You just need a computer or a tablet with a webcam and microphone and a broadband internet connection. We’ve been running Online Programs for adults and students for many years and they are a great alternative to face-to-face courses, especially in the current situation. We will send you, the week prior to your program, your log in details to access the platform, together with the progam handouts as an easy to print PDF document.

 Who Delivers The Program?

This Online Essential University Study Skills Program is delivered live and in person 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 17 years Chris has delivered hundreds of Study Skills Programs for students showing them 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 our Study Skills Programs.

"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

"Really unique approach to delivering the content of the program. 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

"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 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

"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 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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"It was awesome. Exactly what I expected and more. Chris clearly cares and gives as much knowledge in the smallest amount of time possible."
Kavisha Fernando, Medical Student, University Of Western Australia

"Very, very helpful. Spending the day with Chris really taught me some great study skills which I am now able to apply to my studies and benefit from feeling less overwhelmed. Great course."
Jim, I.T. Professional, Canberra

 How Much Does The Program Cost?

The 1 To 1 University Essential Study Skills Program Program costs $795 including GST. If you are interested in the program but it is beyond your budget, you can reduce the cost by taking the program with a friend or fellow student. You can also participate from the same or different online locations. See question 4 below for details.

Special - Save $200

Book this Program today and pay just $595. Special applies to 1 Day Programs booked and paid for by 31 March 2020 for delivery any time between now and 31 December 2020.


If the program is beyond your budget at present, another cheaper option is to consider attending one of our Online Small Group Courses which we run regularly throughout the year.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some frequently-asked questions about this program. If you have other questions before you register for your Gloo 1 To 1 Program, feel free to call us on 02 9089 8892.

1. When Do The Sessions Take Place?

Available all year round and at a time to suit you, this Online Study Skills Program can be taken on weekdays, Saturdays and selected Sundays. Sessions take place during the daytime and are also available on selected weekday evenings.

2. Where Do The Sessions Take Place?

All Programs are delivered live online. Given the current COVID-19 situation, face-to-face sessions are currently unavailable.

3. How Do The Online Sessions Work?

For simplicity, we use a web based platform which runs in any web browser, so no special software or programs are required. You simply need a computer (either PC or Mac) or a tablet with a webcam and microphone and a broadband internet connection. The platform is similar to Zoom and allows us to interact and to share video, audio, documents and the supporting PowerPoints we use as we progress through the session. We’ve been running Online Programs for adults and students for many years and they are a great alternative to our face-to-face courses, especially in the current situation. The week prior to your Program we will send you your session link and log in details to access the platform together with an easy to print PDF of the session handouts.

4. Is It Possible To Take This Program With Somebody Else?

Yes, this program can be taken with up to two additional people at the same time. Ideal if you have friends who would also benefit from the program. The cost for each additional person is $200 including GST. So if you take the 1 Day Program with a friend at the current special rate the total cost is $595 + $200 = $795 or just over $395 each, a saving of almost $300 per person compared to the normal individual 1 Day Program price. Additional people can participate from the same or a different online location.

5. I'd Prefer To Attend An Online Group Course. When Are The Next Ones?

Over the years many university students have also chosen to learn speed reading and memory techniques at our Public Workshops. A great alternative to a Private Program, our online small group public courses are run regularly thoughout the year and are a cheaper option to a private program. For upcoming dates and to find out more visit Online Memory/Speed Reading Group Courses.

6. I'm Looking For Something Slightly Different

Customised Programs are also available. Please contact us using the form below for details. Customised Programs may cost slightly more to cover additional design and preparation time


 Register Now - Quickly And Easily

Registering for the Gloo University Study Skills 1 To 1 Program is quick and easy. Simply complete the brief form below and then hit 'Submit'. We'll then be in touch within 24 business hours for a quick chat to check that the program is right for you and to discuss your preferred session time(s). If you choose to go ahead we will book in the date(s) and ask you to pay for your program via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

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