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20160906 - How Social Media Can Help You Study - Study Wellbeing Video Conference Series - 06 September 2016 - 10:30 - Stream 2

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How Social Media Can Help You Study - Study Wellbeing Video Conference Series


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: LEAP- Links @ Macquarie University


Presenter: Professor Catharine Lumby

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Date: 06 September 2016

Start Time: 10:30

End Time: 11:30

Duration: 35 minutes + 10 minutes question time

Closing Date: Bookings Close 6-Sep-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 15

Non-DEC Positions: 5

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: Study, Wellbeing, Social media, Study Skills



What is social media, why is it so addictive and how can we use it to our advantage? In this Q&A session, Catharine will speak about social media and how it can have a large impact, both good and bad, on students study habits. As a social media researcher, Catharine will show students how social media is actually helping them develop certain skills which will be beneficial for their future careers. Catharine will enlighten students on how to use social media productively for study as well as techniques to help students stay focused and not become distracted by social media during study times.


Catharine Lumby is a Professor of Media at Macquarie University who has conducted extensive research that involves listening to young people and asking them about their views on social and online media. She has written widely on young people, education and social and online media and is frequently called on as a media commentator in the area. She is passionate about seeing young people’s voices reflected in public debates. Catharine has been the recipient of seven Australian Research Council grants.

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Additional Booking Instructions: Please Note: The presentation will start promptly at 10.30am and conclude by 11.20am - There will be 35 minutes of presentation time and 10 minutes for students to ask questions.

Dial in Instructions:
1. To join the Video Conference you need to dial the VMR number, which will be sent to you on registration. This will allow you to see the presenter on your television screens.

2. To access the PowerPoint presentations on your Interactive White Board you will need to log into Adobe Connect using the website:


Then click 'Enter as Guest' and enter your school name.

Please book your place as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss out.

Further Information: Email enquiries to:
Casey Featon
Email: leaplinks@mq.edu.au

Note: We do NOT film, photograph or record audio of the students so you do not need permissions to publish from your schools. If you have reservations about booking online due to this, please contact us at leaplinks@mq.edu.au

Recordings of this video conference series and others will be made available online. Register your interest at leaplinks@mq.edu.au if you would like to be notified when the recordings are available.

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