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Overcoming Low Confidence (OD.RP.6612) 
Course Description:

Low levels of confidence can significantly hamper academic work, productivity, job satisfaction and career progression. Across disciplines and levels, academics find themselves battling against their belief that they can’t achieve what they need to. Rather than focussing on specific skills, this course addresses the underlying problem of underconfidence. Rooted in social cognitive theory and drawing on a wide range of evidence, this course guides participants through understanding confidence and equips them to increase their own confidence levels. 

This session will cover:

  • Understanding different kinds of confidence
  • Social cognitive theories of personality and self-efficacy
  • Factors influencing levels of confidence
  • Deconstructing confidence beliefs
  • A wide range of evidence-based strategies for building confidence in academic scenarios


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Reflect on your own experiences of underconfidence
  • Understand the factors that impact levels of confidence
  • Challenge your own confidence beliefs by deconstructing them
  • Be aware of a wide range of evidence-based tools and approaches to building confidence
  • Assess which strategies would be most appropriate to apply in your own situations 
Intended Audience:
Target Audience: UCL Research Staff and PG Research students only
15/12/2021 - 15/12/2021  (Enrol between 31/08/2021 and 10/12/2021) Enrol

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