Study Skills

Study Smarter, Achieve More. Essential study techniques every university student should know.

 Essential Study Skills For University Students
1 To 1 Study Skills Program

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Live 1 To 1 Private Study Skills Program

You can take this live University Study Skills Program from anywhere in the world using our online training platform. In Sydney? You can also take the program face-to-face at Gloo in Balmain.

 Program Summary

If you're at college or university, or you're starting shortly, then our 1 To 1 Essential Study Skills Program will show you how to read faster, remember more and achieve your best possible results. Which will make your college or university experience more enjoyable and less stressful! Designed and delivered personally by Australian Memory Record Breaker and founder of Gloo, Chris Lyons, this one to one program will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to study much more efficiently and effectively.

Focused on three key areas - Memory Techniques, Speed Reading and Effective Note-taking - you'll learn how to absorb new information quickly and easily using powerful study techniques most university students are never ever shown. What's more, Gloo one to one programs are fun, fast and effective!

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 Purpose Of Program

  • To give you a rapid and practical introduction to memory, speed reading and effective note-taking techniques
  • To show you how to apply these techniques to your day-to-day studies to save time and achieve better grades
  • To provide you with an easy-to-follow action plan to help you apply and practise your new study skills after the course

 What You'll Learn

  • Memory Techniques - how much of your potential are you using?
  • The real reason we forget things and why this is good news
  • The 3 essential keys to remembering what you need to at university
  • The 3 most effective memory systems for studying
  • Which memory techniques work best for which subjects
  • How and when to review information to maximise retention and recall
  • How to quickly memorise study information for tests and exams
  • Speed Reading - how well do you currently read and what's possible?
  • Why most students read below their potential and with poor comprehension
  • 4 key techniques to increase your reading speed, comprehension and recall
  • How to quickly double your reading speed through effective practice
  • How to remember more of what you read and study using the BDA approach
  • Reading strategies for different types of study material
  • Common reading traps students make and how to avoid them
  • Effective Note-taking - why is note-taking such an important study skill?
  • Common note-taking traps and how to avoid them
  • How and when to make notes to maximise comprehension, retention and recall
  • How to summarise study materials more quickly and easily
  • How to use the GO method to plan and prepare assignments, projects and essays in a fraction of the usual time
  • How to use effective note-taking to plan A+ essays and overcome procrastination
  • How to combine memory, reading and note-taking techniques to produce a coherent approach to successful study

"Excellent overview of mind and memory skills that will last a lifetime. Chris is an excellent teacher and facilitator, full of passion, energy and knowledge. Mind and memory skills are definitely a much needed tool in the business and academic arena. Kudos!"
Andrew Yeoh, MBA Student, Melbourne Business School

"Really unique approach to delivering the content of the program. Precise and straight to the point. Helpful techniques which are very practical and easy to apply. Really informative and entertaining, glad I came all the way from the Gold Coast. Thank you!"
Alwaleed Altorabi, 2nd Year Student, Bond University

"Should be mandatory prior to any course requiring learning. Chris is a brilliant presenter and does a great job imparting the material. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
Arun Kannan, Doctor, Greenslopes Hospital Brisbane

"This program was really informative and it will help me study faster and better for the rest of my life!"
Olivia Davies, Student, QUT Brisbane

"Very useful. Covered many areas that will make studying more efficient as well as significantly increase recall and retention of knowledge."
Michael Vasimalla, Medical Student, Adelaide

"Excellent program! Simple, to the point, memorable. University Study Skills has opened me to new and exciting, practical techniques with which to achieve effective study. Busting the myths and bad habits, a must do for any student. Highly recommended."
Margaret Gale, Liberal Arts Student, Campion College Sydney

"Great and practical memory tools for recalling and retaining key information."
Rob Stanmore, Communications Student, University Of Technology Sydney

"Very beneficial and I believe the skills will help me with all the reading I have in my law studies, in particular the journey technique. Thanks!"
Claire Cottam, Law Student, Brisbane

"Thank you Chris for a very worthwhile day! You were funny, enthusiastic and passionate about the material you taught. I am certain the techniques I learnt will aid me in my upcoming exams but also throughout my life and career. Many thanks."
Max Bergh, Final Year Student, University Of Melbourne

"You will benefit 100% from this course. Best instructor ever."
Alaia, Student, University Of Queensland

 Who Will Coach Me?

This Essential University Study Skills Program is delivered personally by Chris Lyons who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error and won the Australian Memory Championships Names competition by correctly memorising 46 people's names in just 5 minutes.

Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight and has demonstrated how effective memory techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia including 2UE, 2GB, 3AW and the ABC.

 What Other Students Say About Gloo Training

Chris has now been running study skills programs for 15 years and has never had a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Because Gloo training is fun, fast and effective. Here is just a small selection of comments from other university students who have taken our study skills programs.

"This program was very useful and applies to everything you do for studies, work and even personal achievement. I highly recommend this program."
Alex Huynh, Law Student/Paralegal, Perth

"Very informative and provided many useful techniques to study and remember large amounts of information as well as effectively improve speed reading abilities."
Erin, 2nd Year Student, Monash University

"A great program filled with really useful techniques to improve memory and reading ability. This program will definitely help me study for exams."
Nathan Hui, Student, QUT Brisbane

"Simple and effective tools to use immediately. Very enjoyable, fun and interactive."
Adnan Mohamed, MBA Student, Sydney

"Today has given me tools I can use for studying a science degree after many years away from study. Chris is very entertaining."
Angie Byrne, Health Science Student, Brisbane

"Really enjoyed it. Will be very helpful for my studies as a law student."
David Hopkins, Law Student, Newcastle University

"It was awesome. Exactly what I expected and more. Chris clearly cares and gives as much knowledge in the smallest amount of time possible."
Kavisha Fernando, Medical Student, University Of Western Australia

"Very, very helpful. Spending the day with Chris really taught me some great study skills which I am now able to apply to my studies and benefit from feeling less overwhelmed. Great course."
Jim, I.T. Professional, Canberra

 Frequently Asked Questions

Before you register below for the Gloo Essential University Study Skills Program, here are the answers to some commonly-asked questions. 

1. How Is The Study Skills Program Structured?

For your convenience, you can choose between two delivery options each of which cover the same material, whether done online or face-to-face:

  OPTION A: 1 Day Program. Delivered in x1 day, usually from 1000 to 1600. Perfect if you want to cover all the material in the shortest possible time and in just one go.

  OPTION B: 2 Session Program. Delivered in x2 3 hour sessions one week apart. Ideal if you find two shorter, separate coaching sessions more convenient.

With both options, the program is broken up in to a number of short modules each of which covers one or several key strategies or techniques. These progressively build on each other and regular short breaks are taken to maintain attention and focus. In this way, it is possible to easily absorb and learn the techniques covered whether done in one go or over a number of shorter, separate sessions.

1 Day Program Discount: As less preparation time is required when the program is done all in one go a $100 discount applies to the 1 day program option.

2. When Do The Sessions Take Place?

Available all year round and at a time to suit you, this study skills program can be taken on weekdays, Saturdays or selected Sundays. Face-to-face sessions at Gloo in Sydney take place during the daytime. Online sessions take place during the daytime plus are also available on selected weekday evenings.

3. Where Do The Face-To-Face Sessions Take Place?

Face-to-face sessions take place in Balmain in Sydney's Inner West which is 5km or 10 minutes from Sydney CBD Google map. Face-to-face sessions take place during the daytime. Alternatively, programs can also be delivered at your home or place of work within the Sydney metropolitan area at no extra charge if done in one session.

Not in Sydney or prefer not to travel? You can also take this training as an online program from the comfort and convenience of your home or office, see next two questions for details.

4. How Does The Online Program Option Work?

For online programs we use a web-based training delivery platform which enables us to share video and audio in real time. So it is similar to a face-to-face session just done via computer or tablet and over the internet. The platform also allows us to share documents and you are able to view the supporting PowerPoints we use as we progress through the training. For Online programs you simply need broadband internet access plus a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone.

5. Is There Any Difference Between The Online And Face-To-Face Programs?

Both options are live, one to one training and cover exactly the same ideas, techniques and content. Some people prefer to learn face-to-face in the same room and so this is a good choice if you are based in (or can travel to) Sydney. Online programs offer more flexibility in terms of scheduling and can also save on travel time and costs. Both options work well, cover the same material and achieve the same results.

6. How Much Does This Program Cost?

The Essential Study Skills 1 To 1 Program taken as a 2 session option costs $895 including GST, whether done online or face-to-face. As less preparation time is required when the program is done all in one go, a $100 discount applies to the 1 day option which costs $795 including GST.

Special - Save $200

Book this program today and pay just $595. Special applies to 1 Day Programs booked and paid for by 31 May 2018 for delivery any time between now and 31 October 2018.


If you are interested in the program but it is beyond your budget, you can reduce the cost by taking the program with another person, see the next question. Another option is to consider attending one of our Public Workshops.

7. Is It Possible To Take This Program With Somebody Else?

Yes, this program can be taken with up to two additional people at the same time. Ideal if you have friends who would also benefit from the program. The cost for each additional person is $200 including GST. So if you take the 1 day program with a friend at the current special rate the total cost is $595 + $200 = $795 or just over $395 each, a saving of almost $300 per person compared to the normal individual 1 day program price.

8. I'd Prefer A Public Workshop. Where And When Are The Next Ones?

Over the years many university students have also chosen to learn speed reading and memory techniques at our public Workshops. A great alternative to personal coaching, our small group workshops take place around Australia throughout the year. Our next public courses are taking place shortly in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

9. I'm Looking For Something Slightly Different

Customised programs are also available. Please contact us using the form below for details. Customised programs may cost slightly more to cover additional design and preparation time

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Registering for the Gloo University Study Skills 1 To 1 Program is quick and easy. Simply complete the brief form below and then hit 'Submit'. We'll then be in touch within 24 business hours for a quick chat to check that the program is right for you and to discuss your preferred coaching times. If you choose to go ahead we will book in the date(s) and ask you to pay for your program via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

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