Seminars and workshops assist students in gaining and using various academic skills in course-related subjects and in local and global subject areas.
Developing Individual Skills:
The aim of these workshops is to help develop individual psychological and cognitive skills, to enable students to cope with the demands and responsibilities of academic and social life.
Besides offering intra-personal development, these workshops equip students with coping strategies for the occasional stresses and anxieties of campus life. In order to foster students' cognitive skills, the academic workshops provide assistance in the areas of problem solving and study skills, time management, self-quizzing, speed reading, analytical thinking, exam taking and memory recall.
This workshop series aims to educate students to recognize the necessity of a balanced diet, point out preventive measures for eating (e.g., blumia, anorexia, obesity) and sleeping disorders, and also emphasize the role of exercise. Information on First Aid procedures is presented as well. An additional goal is to raise student awareness of responsible sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted diseases (AIDS, VAT, etc.).
Building and Adjusting to Community Life:
These workshops target the learning of appropriate individual conduct in various social environments. In addition, their goal is to raise student awareness of ethics and its social applications, i.e., building trust, bias-free acceptance of different sexes, races, and cultures, and, finally, expressing oneself effectively in a community.
Informative Peer Seminars on Undergraduate Programs (IPSUP):
These series of seminars aim to introduce the university community to contemporary areas of research and the academic programs of Sabancı University. The seminars are designed to form a link between students who have already declared their majors and those who are going through the process of decision-making. IPSUP is designed to have an interactive nature, which gives the students a chance to see undergraduate programs and possible research areas through the eyes of their peers and encourages them to learn through their experiences. Hosted and guided by Academic Support, juniors and seniors assist their friends in clarifying their academic goals by providing information and sharing their own knowledge and experience. Promoting inquisitiveness, critical thinking, and enthusiasm for doing research also stand out as the main goals of these presentations.