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Staying Well During Your Research Career
Course Description:

Doing a research degree is both an exciting and challenging experience. It can be an emotional roller-coaster. The excitement of working on something you care about, sharing ideas with stimulating colleagues and making a contribution to knowledge.

The challenges of feeling isolated, dealing with setbacks, uncertainty, conflict and loss of motivation. Inevitably over the course of your research you will experience times when things are not going so well for your research.

This workshop draws on evidence-based strategies to help YOU stay well during your research degree.

Topics will include:

  • Managing the workload
  • Resilience and finding a balance
  • Learning how to switch off
  • Dealing with worries about setbacks and progress
  • Good habits eg exercise, sleep, routines Dealing with isolation, lack of structure and loss of motivation
  • Procrastination, perfectionism and overcommitting
  • Disagreements with supervisors and other colleagues
  • Support for more serious mental health issues
  • Supporting friends/colleagues who may be struggling

  • Objectives:
    Intended Audience:
    UCL Research Staff and PG Research Students Only
    Target Audience: UCL Research Staff and PG Research students only
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