When transitioning to university - It's About U

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Surrey, B.C. – What does it take to thrive at university?

This August, 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 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 August 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.

WHEN: August 19-21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. all three days
WHERE: KPU Surrey, 12666 72nd Ave
INFO: Space is limited. Register online at kpu.ca/itsaboutu or contact the KPU Learning Centre at 604.599.2437.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.


Media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist, KPU
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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