Event

Mind Hacks 2019

  • Mon 30 Sep - Fri 4 Oct 19

    14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Various

  • Event type

    Welcome

  • Event organiser

    Student Life

  • Contact details

    Skills for Success
    (01206) 87 2012

Build a better brain

Reframe your understanding of effort and difficulty by adopting a growth mindset. Become more confident and influential by improving your working memory. Bring a wave of calm to your entire life by embracing the art of stress-free productivity. Improve your thinking skills and learn how to become better at making judgements.

Mini Mind Hacks is a fun, evidence-based approach to self development. This series of mini lectures has been carefully designed to help you improve your brain power. Each session focuses on a well-established concept from the world of cognitive science (the interdisciplinary study of the mind and how it works).

All of the workshops in the series last for 25 minutes (half the time of a regular lecture) and cover a mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge. During each session, you will learn some simple ‘mind hacks’ that can be applied to your life immediately. These tips, tricks and strategies will help you make better use of your brain on a day-to-day basis. Improving your cognitive abilities will make you a more effective learner and worker. It may even improve your health, wellbeing and happiness.

Topics covered will include:
Growth mindset - Unlock your true potential by cultivating a ‘growth mindset’. This positive attitude to effort and hard work will help you become a more effective learner, while also improving your motivation and mental resilience.
Memory skills - Improve your memory skills in this interactive lecture. Discover the three secrets that will help you develop an amazing working memory. Learn how to harness the power of mnemonics to improve your performance in exams.
Productivity tips - This lecture will teach you three practical productivity hacks. Learn tips from a former US president on prioritisation. Improve your focus and efficiency from an Italian time-management master. Leverage the Japanese concept of Kanban to track and monitor your academic progress.
Critical thinking - Improve your ability to make well-reasoned judgements and
decisions. Learn about different forms of cognitive bias that can mess with our ability to make high-quality decisions. Improve your ability to craft a compelling argument.

All four sessions will take place every day between 2pm and 4pm . Each session lasts 25 minutes. You are welcome to attend all four sessions in one sitting, but you don’t have to. You can just attend the one or two that you are most interested in.

Please note: The lectures take place in different rooms on different days.

Monday 30 September
NTC.2.01
2pm - Growth mindset
2.30pm - Memory skills
3pm - Productivity tips
3.30pm - Critical thinking

Tuesday 1 September
NTC.2.01
2pm - Growth mindset
2.30pm - Memory skills
3pm - Productivity tips
3.30pm - Critical thinking

Wednesday 2 September
LTB B
2pm - Growth mindset
2.30pm - Memory skills
3pm - Productivity tips
3.30pm - Critical thinking

Thursday 3 September
NTC.2.01
2pm - Growth mindset
2.30pm - Memory skills
3pm - Productivity tips
3.30pm - Critical thinking

Friday 4 September
NTC.1.05
2pm - Growth mindset
2.30pm - Memory skills
3pm - Productivity tips
3.30pm - Critical thinking

For more information, check out the Mind Hacks Moodle page and the Mind Hacks brochure