Building up Emotional Strength as a Researcher - Doctoral School

21 February 2018–21 March 2018, 9:30 am–11:00 am

Female student outside the science library

Building up Emotional Strength as a Researcher - Doctoral School Workshop open only to Masters/PhD Research students

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Valentina Arnold


Student Psychological Services, Room 104, 3 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BT

This workshop uses proven techniques to help you build up your strength and resilience by changing the way you think about your difficulties. Some degrees of resilience is an essential ingredient in coping with life.

 It is not just about armouring yourself to difficulties: it is about developing accurate and flexible thinking, capacities for creative problem-solving and the ability to see other people's point of view and challenge your own.

 The focus of the workshop will be to try and develop these capacities by increasing your awareness of the relationship between your thoughts and feelings and through helping you to locate alternative attitudes and beliefs which can help extricate you from what can otherwise seem like difficult emotions.

Please note: As a result of feedback gained from previous doctoral students, it is recommended that you do not sign up for this workshop at the same time as Managing the anxieties of a PhD workshop. Both are based upon the same psychological model and it is experienced as best to do them at different times of the year to receive the most gains from each workshop.

Registration for this course/workshop is confidential. No information will be passed to your Supervisor or Department.


Commitment to the full 5 sessions is imperative as is the undertaking of tasks between sessions. Students should consider this carefully before applying to the programme.

Please note: hot drinks are not allowed in the  training room. 

The Student Psychological Services is committed to reducing its environmental impact and are unable to provide photocopies of slides from the workshops. We shall email slides from the workshops, as appropriate/necessary,  to you.