What does 'success' mean to you? We want you to reflect on your definition of the word, and remember your past successes. Through such reflection, we hope you will begin to develop confidence to approach your studies with a view to success as you define it. 

Mistakes are part of life. We cannot avoid them. This year, it is important to learn to view mistakes as positive learning experiences -- opportunities for growth. By cultivating such an attitude, you will begin to build resilience to overcome the issues you will face this year, and throughout your university career. 




Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset


'Not Yet'  - Understanding 'growth mindset' with Carol Dweck (TED Talk)


The Skill of Self-Confidence 
Dr. Ivan Joseph 



You can click the links below to stream or download audio files to your own device to listen to later. For more information, visit our podcast info page

If you've read something interesting or listened to a podcast that made you think, grab some classmates and discuss what you've learned.

Your friends will bring unique personal experiences to bear, so it's worthwhile having a chat to think about the topic from different perspectives. 

Some questions to start you off: 

1. What do you count as your biggest success in life? 

2. How do you deal with "failure" or disappointment? 

3. Do you think you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? 

If you've identified areas for future development within yourself, you may want to schedule a chat with your class tutor to discuss the way forward, or to get advice on how to develop your skills and understanding. 

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