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Gain confidence to meet challenges of uni life: Being@UCL workshops

13 November 2015

UCL Student Psychological Services is pleased to announce

Gain confidence to meet challenges of uni life: Being@UCL workshops ucl.ac.uk/personal-development-workshops" target="_self">Being@UCL - a pilot series of personal development workshops and talks for UCL students that will be running on weekday afternoons and evenings throughout the academic year. 

Weekly workshops scheduled after reading week include:

Belong@UCL:  developing social skills

Communicate@UCL: developing assertiveness skills

Settle@UCL: managing the transition to university

Thrive@UCL: developing emotional resilience

The Being@UCL programme has been designed to help students get the most out of their time at UCL: to help them to draw on their strengths and talents, and to give them the confidence they need to meet the emotional challenges of university life as they come up. 

Practical skills

Participants will be able to meet other students facing similar challenges, and will have the chance to share ideas and experiences in a supportive, confidential setting; they'll take away new practical skills that will help them make the most of their relationships with fellow students, staff and the UCL community.

The workshops are funded by the university's Access agreement and Widening Participation funds, and are a response to the university's commitment to increasing the recruitment of students who come from groups that have traditionally been under-represented in further education. 

As part of the programme, we've also scheduled a series of one-off interactive presentations on Monday evenings during Term 1 that will give students a chance to find out more about resources for personal development that are available to them at the University, including presentations on the work of Student Support and Welfare and an information and advice session on Managing Finances.

If you know of a student who might be interested in attending one of the workshops or presentations, please do forward this link on to them. 

Students can find further information about Being@UCL, and can book directly onto the workshops through the Student Psychological Services website.

Richard Harrison, Psychodynamic Counsellor, UCL Student Psychological Services