ICoSS Conference Room


ICoSS Conference Room
219 Portobello, University of Sheffield


06 Nov 2023


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Metacognitions: motivation and growth mindset

In this session students will be introduced to the psychological concept of metacognitions and will be guided through activities that help them reflect on their own PhD journey, metacognitions and sense of self.

We will consider what motivation and growth mindset are from an academic perspective and then apply these concepts to our own PhD journey.

There will be experts by experience sharing their challenges during their doctoral studies and examples of how they overcame them.

There will be opportunities to share personal challenges and gather feedback from peers and the workshop leader to move forward with studies.

The following outcomes are expected and link to core attributes of self-development that should be considered when moving forward with career development and progression.

  • Reflecting on your progress and setting goals for growth and improvement.
  • A plan for effectively planning and managing tasks within deadlines – getting things done.
  • Identifying that which will put you out of your comfort zone so you can learn from setbacks and build resilience.
  • Feedback from peers and the workshop leader to identify areas for personal and PhD development and techniques to achieve these.

This training session will be delivered face-to-face at the University of Sheffield. This event will not be recorded but slides will be shared after the event.