Successful Connections

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Retallick, Bianca, Howarth, Debi, Pickstone, Leigh and Conway, Sam. 2021. "Successful Connections." Bartlett, Cristy, Cawthray, Tyler, Clark, Linda, Conway, Sam, Derrington, Kate, Devi, Aruna, Frederiks, Anita, Gunton, Lyndelle, Hargreaves, Wendy, Howarth, Debi, Irvine, Sarah, Jeffers, Marjorie, Lovric, Kristen, McGregor, Rowena, Peters, Emma, Pickstone, Leigh, Retallick, Bianca, Rose, Yvonne, Sahay, Akshay, Schultz, Susanne, Sachdeva, Karanpal Singh, Thangavelu, Anbarasu and Tweedale, Robyn (ed.) Academic Success. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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Successful Connections

Book Chapter CategoryTextbook (chapter)
Book TitleAcademic Success
AuthorsRetallick, Bianca (Author), Howarth, Debi (Author), Pickstone, Leigh (Author) and Conway, Sam (Author)
EditorsBartlett, Cristy, Cawthray, Tyler, Clark, Linda, Conway, Sam, Derrington, Kate, Devi, Aruna, Frederiks, Anita, Gunton, Lyndelle, Hargreaves, Wendy, Howarth, Debi, Irvine, Sarah, Jeffers, Marjorie, Lovric, Kristen, McGregor, Rowena, Peters, Emma, Pickstone, Leigh, Retallick, Bianca, Rose, Yvonne, Sahay, Akshay, Schultz, Susanne, Sachdeva, Karanpal Singh, Thangavelu, Anbarasu and Tweedale, Robyn
Year2021
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
ISBN9780648769842
Web Address (URL)https://usq.pressbooks.pub/academicsuccess/chapter/successful-connections/
Abstract

University can be intimidating. Thousands of unknown faces, cryptic messages emblazoned on PowerPoints and an unending list of acronyms that can be confusing and confronting. One way to ensure you don’t get lost in the jungle is to make successful connections to the support services offered at university. This chapter begins by discussing the importance of asking for help at university, and then helps you to create your own support contact list. Next, it considers the types of varied support staff and peers you can access, followed by a look at the inclusivity of all students at universities, especially those with a disability. The chapter concludes by explaining the value of reaching out for support to maintain your mental health while studying.

Keywordsuniversity, success, academic skills, study skills, writing,connections, connection, support services, mental health
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
Public Notes

The book ‘Academic Success’, is a derivative of ‘College Success’ by Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

Byline AffiliationsLibrary Services
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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