Academic Support

Long Night Against Procrastination

 Long Night Against Procrastination_Fall 2018

Experience an evening of supporting yourself academically, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. Drop in to a variety of activities designed to help you thrive in the last weeks of the semester. No registration required — just show up!

Enter to win a thrive-al (not survival!) gift package by using the hashtag #LNAP.

Riddell Library and Learning Centre
November 14, 2018  |  4 to 10 p.m.

Free coffee, tea and snacks.
 

LNAP Schedule

Not sure where to begin? Start with our welcome booth at the front entrance by the Library's service desk. Here we can provide you with information on activities, locations and timing. Below is a full schedule of activities.


Academic Support

Properly put other people's ideas in your own words, and cite to avoid plagiarism.
Location: EL1451A and EL1451B

Presented by Student Learning Services

Meet with a learning strategist to set goals to balance your school, work and personal life. Find ways to motivate instead of procrastinate!
Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance

Presented by the Student Learning Services

Drop in to meet with a START Lab tech to get software support with creating research posters, formatting in Word, organizing files and more!
Location: 1st floor RLLC, Service Desk Consultation Point B

Presented by the Academic Development Centre

Worried about your program choice? Concerned that your degree may not be a good fit? Drop-in to meet with an academic advisor.
Location: Group Room 1L (EL1310)

Presented by Academic Advising

Beyond the friendly staff at the service desk, we've got a team of subject librarians lined up to meet for one-to-one research consultations. Come with your assignment and get a head start with expert tips. Talk through a paper topic you are pondering or ask us research-related questions — we're here for you!
Location:
1st floor RLLC, Service Desk Consultation Point A and Group Room 1B (EL1136)

Presented by Library

Test to study for? Essay to write? Meet with a learning strategist to discuss effective test-writing strategies, put together a study plan or get help with your paper (creating the outline, editing, referencing, etc).
Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance

Presented by Student Learning Services

Have math questions? Having trouble putting together a study plan for your math course? Come by this drop-in session with a math learning strategist to get help.
Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance

Presented by Student Learning Services


   Spiritual Support

Discover meditative and spiritually renewing and relaxing practices from different MRU Interfaith Centre chaplains. Each represents a variety of faith traditions to help you explore adventures and challenges as we travel along our life's path.
Location: The Bubble (EL3249)

Presented by Campus Equity and Meaningful Inclusion
Immerse yourself in meditation while surrounded by a peaceful, digital environment. Find a place of peace and calm that is shielded away from everyday pressures.  
Location: Immersion Studio (EL3345)

Presented by Campus Equity and Meaningful Inclusion


   Emotional Support

Do you feel like school is controlling your life? Is anxiety becoming a problem for you? This workshop will help you understand what anxiety is and will offer strategies for coping.
Location: EL1470B

Presented by Student Counselling Services

Win prizes and learn about the types of support that comes from relationships (friends, partners, etc.) during high-stress periods, and how social and intimate partner relationships can be a resilience factor or added source of stress through an interactive bingo-style game and discussion.

Location: Ideas Lounge (EL1270)

Presented by Wellness
This hands-on workshop will highlight the value of having a positive outlook and leave you feeling energized to tackle the rest of your studies this term.
Location: EL1451A

Presented by Student Learning Services

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for anyone. Attend this workshop to learn how to make the most of your time off so you come to school recuperated and prepared for the winter semester.

Location: EL1470B

Presented by Student Counselling Services

   Physical Support 

This student-run event will walk you through the topic of sleep and its relation to mental health in an interactive way. Learn the effects of sleep on the body and mind, and how it's tied to academic success and positive mental health. There will be videos, whiteboard activities, a sleep trivia station and an opportunity to make sleep kits.
Location: EL1470A

Presented by Wellness
Cougars Athletics and Recreation will be sharing information on fitness classes, FlexFit pass and upcoming varsity athletics events with your physical health in mind! Learn about your options for sweating it out and sticking to your fitness routine through the semester; we'll be giving away some great prizes like Cougars swag and drop-in fitness passes.
Location:
Atrium, 1st floor RLLC

Presented by Cougars Athletics and Recreation
We often make unhealthy food choices when under stress, as these options are more convenient. Often, these unhealthy options don't provide the nutrients needed for information retention and energy balance. Explore healthy food choices in order to support your energy levels and brain function! You'll leave this fun session with tips on how to eat healthy, navigate food services on campus and with information on the top foods that support the brain and provide sustained energy to help you power through your studies.
Location:
Atrium, 1st floor RLLC

Presented by Wellness
Rest. Relax. Restore. Mount Royal student massage therapists with be onsite with massage chairs. Massage times and breaks will be available on location for sign-up.
 
5 p.m.
Onsite registration opens
 
5:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Bookable massage times

Location: Atrium, 1st floor RLLC

Presented by MRU Massage Therapy Practicum
Relax, enjoy and benefit from yoga. Learn relaxation techniques through breathing as well as basic postures to enhance body awareness. These classes are for beginners and those wishing to continue practicing yoga. Please wear loose clothing. Yoga mats are provided.
Location: Immersion Studio (EL3345)

Presented by Cougars Athletics and Recreation


     Social Support 

Come and hear why affirmations are an important part of well-being. Make a button, fridge magnet or keychain to enforce this practice of improving mind and body.
Location: Maker Studio (EL1245)

Presented by Library

Come play the strategy card game Sources. This game challenges two to five players to collect different sources to complete their assignments. Sources is a fun new approach to help understand the different types and uses of academic and popular sources. Each round takes between 10 to 20 minutes to complete and will be facilitated by librarians.

Location: Presentation Practice Room 1K (EL1341)

Presented by Library

 

   Financial Support

Learn about budgeting, credit and successful students' top tips for surviving financially.

Location: Visualization Classroom (EL1441)

Presented by Students' Association of Mount Royal University
Career mapping

5 – 5:30 p.m.
Mini workshop

One of the keys to academic success is knowing what careers your program could lead to. Join us for some quick career planning tips to help you map your path.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Career doctor drop-in sessions
Meet face-to-face with our career specialists. Get a career check-in!
Resume and cover letters — the do's and don'ts

6:30 – 7 p.m.
Mini workshop

The key to a successful job search starts with a well-written resume and cover letter. Learn quick tips that will save you time and get you more interviews.

7 – 8 p.m.
Resume doctor drop-in sessions
Bring your resume in for a check-in! Meet face-to-face with resume specialists or spend time working on updating your current material.

Location:
EL1451B

Presented by Career Services

    Please note: Drop-ins are subject to change as we continue to plan the schedule of activities.

Questions?
Call or email:

Katharine Barrette, Library, 403.440.6126; kbarrette@mtroyal.ca
Marc Lynch, Student Learning Services, 403.440.6341; mlynch@mtroyal.ca