PGR Wellbeing in Research and Learning

The University of Leeds are part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP).  Under this partnership, any PGR Researcher within the seven partner universities can attend the events put on by the WRDTP.  They are running a range of online courses centred around wellbeing specifically in the context of postgraduate learning and research. There are four separate courses running throughout the week 11th – 14th July, with the aim being to help students discover techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Students can attend all 4 courses (please make sure you register on each course individually) or choose the most relevant course to you.

Academic Writing: Reduce Anxiety

Monday 11th July – 10.00am – 5.00pm

The academic writing course is a practice-based 7-step strategy developed by Dr Catriona Ryan SFHEA which turns the traditional approach to academic writing on its head. It has helped many students over the years (from undergraduates to Doctoral students) to overcome writers block and build confidence as academic writers. The focus is on argument construction and removing blocks that generate writing apprehension.

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Stress Reduction Techniques

Tuesday 12th July – 10.00am – 5.00pm

This course for PhD students is designed to help with developing techniques for self-care around the research process and within the research process.

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The Balanced Researcher

Wednesday 13th July – 10.00am – 12.00pm

No matter how much you enjoy your research it’s a fair bet that there are other parts to your life too. For example you probably have a family or friends, you may have social commitments and you may even have some personal interests. This workshop will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands on their time.

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More Strategies for Staying Well

Thursday 14th July – 10.00am – 12.00pm

In these difficult days you can get worn down by the isolation, the setbacks and the uncertainty. If you want to stay well and get things done, don’t leave it to chance. You need to look after yourself. And you need some strategies for getting things done.

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