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Student Success Festival: TED Talks (Success)

The Student Success Festival is a holistic grouping of a large array of services within Middlesex University to help students achieve their best!

Eduardo BriceƱo: How to get better at the things you care about

Critical Reflection

What is the difference between the ‘learning zone’ and the ‘performance zone’? Are you in your performance zone or your learning zone? How might you apply Briceño’s (2016) philosophy to your time at Middlesex and beyond? Can you think of any areas that Briceño (2016) has not considered? How might his ideas apply to your situation? How can you use Middlesex Services to improve your time in both the learning and the performance zones? Is there a way you can create ‘low stakes islands’ while at Middlesex?

Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time

Critical Reflection

How do you use your time? What is the difference between making time for the things you want, and deciding what you want and letting time work itself out – and is this possible for you? What are the time pressures you have, can you adjust or change anything? Do you agree that time is elastic? Do you think Vanderkam (2016) has considered all aspects of time management? What might be on your three category list? How can you use this to help you manage your work/life balance?

Tom Wujec: 3 ways the brain creates meaning

Critical Reflection

How might you use Wujec’s (2009) ideas to help you study and learn? Do you know what type of learner you are (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic)? How can you use your individual learning style to your best advantage?