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Find your balance in the first six weeks

September 6, 2018 — 

The first few weeks of a new term can be a difficult balancing act. For new students, this is especially true. Locating classes, finding a place to study, learning how to study effectively, and getting to know campus are all crucial and often stressful parts of the move to university. 

The First 6 Weeks Program can help with this transition. Developed by the First Year Centre, the First 6 Weeks is an online guide that new students can use to navigate the often confusing first months of university.

The guide is easy to access and is delivered weekly to each first year student’s myumanitoba inbox, beginning on September 10. The program includes direction to key supports, resources and important student opportunities. “Research has shown that the first six weeks of the school year are critical to students’ success during the academic year,” says Liza Haines, academic advisor in the First Year Centre. “Through the First 6 Weeks online guide, we are able to easily connect first year students to the supports and opportunities that we know are necessary to develop the skills and strategies for a successful university experience.”

Each week highlights a unique theme designed to improve forward thinking and planning skills, thus establishing good habits early on for a more rewarding and successful student experience.

The First 6 Weeks Program can be accessed anytime by visiting umanitoba.ca/u1/first-six-weeks. All first year students are encouraged to review the guide and meet with an academic advisor in their first term. 

Contact the First Year Centre for more information or to find out how to speak with an academic advisor.

And be sure to stay tuned for the Next 6 Weeks Program, which offers continued student support, tips and resources.

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