‘It’s About U’ workshops for newbie students at Kwantlen in Surrey

SURREY — What does it take to thrive at university?

Next week, students, faculty, staff and advisors at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will be running workshops and sessions designed to teach new KPU students how to successfully make the transition to university.

The three-day summer preparation program, dubbed "It’s About U," will have recent high school graduates and students returning to university after an absence learning how to manage packed schedules, study effectively, navigate KPU’s student resources and ultimately get the most out of their time at university.

The program – formerly offered for a fee and now at no cost – is also a good fit for incoming international and aboriginal students, as well as those managing a disability.

From Aug. 19-21 at KPU Surrey, participants will have the opportunity to meet and get to know faculty, staff, tutors, peer coaches and other students, as well as acquire the skills needed to succeed at university.

Keynote speakers include Dr. David Burns, who will present on unlocking the potential for personal and professional learning, and Dr. Alice Macpherson on what it takes to get yourself organized.

Other sessions include: how to manage money with Coast Capital’s Ian Thomas – also known as the financial guru who appears on CTV Morning Live; insights on learning from lectures and textbooks from Dr. Diane Naugler, associate dean for KPU’s faculty of arts, and; special features on developing confidence dream boards, establishing active learning strategies and understanding how you are smart.

The program runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at KPU Surrey, 12666 72nd Ave. Students can register online (kpu.ca/itsaboutu), or call 604-599-2437.

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