Online training


Online training
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12 Jul 2021


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

PGR Well-being in Research and Learning – Stress Reduction Techniques

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

It focuses on developing resilience in research and includes the following:

  • Mindfulness approaches to time-management
  • Stress reducing approaches to the research process such as note-taking at early stage research and in other contexts
  • Reducing anxiety that causes academic writer’s block
  • Using the body as a way to reduce stress and facilitate enhanced creative thinking in research
  • Gamification techniques to reduce stress in research using hand/eye coordination
  • Approaches to enhancing sleep which is important for concentration and emotional balance
  • Group sharing about stress
  • Emotional self-care in the context of managing research responsibilities
  • Mindfulness approaches to planning
  • Mindfulness approaches to academic writing
  • Research engagement-peer support in research practice-sharing

Workshop Leader

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will have an enhanced confidence in:

  • Reducing anxiety around the research process
  • Time management
  • Planning
  • Building resilience
  • Self-care around and within the research process

This event will be accessed via a Zoom link. Students who book onto this course will be sent a link before the event via email. 

PLEASE NOTE: This training session will not be recorded. Dr Ryan’s sessions do book up very quickly and we apologise in advance to anyone unable to book on.