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  • How to keep your new year’s resolutions at George Brown

    How to keep your new year’s resolutions at George Brown

    It's a new year and with it comes fresh starts and new beginnings It's easy to make resolutions but keeping them is a different matter Whether you've promised yourself to improve your grades get healthy or find a job we provide resources to help you reach your goals Improve your grades Having trouble managing your time? Struggling to establish good study habits? We've got your back Peerconnect Peer coaches at each campus can show you how to manage your academic and personal commitments develop new study habits and reduce stress Be sure to take advantage of Peerconnect’s drop-in services and workshops You can find study tips at Peerconnect Tutoring & Learning Centre (TLC) You can find a TLC location at each campus Campus TLCs focus on helping students develop their English and math skills TLC offers one-on-one tutoring as well as workshops Tutoring & Learning Centre Find study buddies Start a study group with people in your program This allows you to share notes and ideas with classmates and explain concepts to each other It's also a great way to prepare for tests and exams You can book at group study room at your campus Library Learning Commons Book a study room Get involved and meet new people Want to broaden your circle of friends and get involved in the George Brown community? Join the Student Leadership Academy As a member you're able to volunteer for events including Student Life activities service fairs orientation academic workshops and more This is also your opportunity to get an invite to the Student Leadership Academy retreat that happens every summer Student Leadership Academy Campus clubs Join one of the clubs at George Brown or start your own clubs Get yourself on solid financial ground College life can leave you tight for cash but there are resources to help you cover the cost of your education Student awards George Brown offers hundreds of scholarships bursaries and awards It takes about 40 minutes to fill out the online application but it could pay off if you take the time Career Centre Visit George Brown's Career Centres  for help with finding part-time work that can fit into your school schedule Budget tips Make a budget and stick to it Check out this article Expert tips on budgeting and managing student debt   HigherEd Points George Brown participates in the HigherEd Points program Ask friends and family to donate their Aeroplan points to help you pay for your education Get active Incorporating exercise into your schedule can be tough when you're juggling school and other commitments Luckily there are services and facilities at George Brown that can make sneaking in a workout session easier Visit the fitness centres at St James and Casa Loma campuses These facilities are open all day Monday to Friday and also offer women and trans-only hours Sign up for a fitness class at St James Waterfront or Casa Loma Campus The next session will start in February 2018 Check out the WAVE Fitness Studios at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences at Waterfront Campus You can sign up for an affordable personal training package that also includes nutrition counselling Quit smoking Trying to quit smoking? There are plenty of resources out there to help you butt out for good George Brown's Student Life team can provide help if you want to quit smoking Email The Leave the Pack Behind  campaign is running a would-u-rather contest with $10,000 in prizes up for grabs Check out the Smokers Helpline  site Support comes in many forms You can try the online program call the hotline at 1-877-513-5333 or sign up to get text messages Check out these tips to quit smoking from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  (CAMH) What are your new year's resolutions? Share them with us on Instagram   Facebook   or Twitter   A list of services offered at George Brown College and other places in the Greater Toronto Area that can help you keep your new year's resolutions