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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students
Participants will learn to use self-awareness to increase resilience, creativity and lead a more balanced research career.
Writing proposals, publishing papers, running the project, establishing a career and professional relationships as well as having friends and family, looking after them and occasionally spending more than 15 minutes with them, it can be a busy time being a researcher. And a particularly challenging one, if it occurs in an atmosphere of short-term contracts, small promise of tenure and the insecurity of a rapidly changing and highly competitive funding environment.
So, how do researchers keep going, with a degree of enthusiasm, from one project to the next? Knowing your motivations, recognising and managing your blindspots and keeping a sense of perspective allow you to trust your own resourcefulness, keeping you resilient, creative and better able to lead a balanced research career even in a changeable setting.
If you put these into practice, you'll be developing your capacity to respond constructively to challenging situations, to set useful and compelling goals as well as growing your confidence.
Please note that this workshop is highly participatory and requires your interaction and active reflection on the material covered. We won't be delivering a lecture or telling you 'the answers' - rather we'll be providing some tools and an environment where you can find your own.
By the end of this workshop, participants will have:
- Developed their personal view of resilience and how to manage it
- Identified and questioned unhelpful patterns of thinking
- Explored their responses and motivation in challenging situations
- Practiced with a set of tools that develop a creative and flexible attitude
- Devised some steps and actions to take to implement what they learn.
Delivered By: Dr Jamie McDonald, Skyward
PrerequisitesCancellation Policy If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp. Full details of booking conditions can be found at the link below.
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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development
All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).
Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.