Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


07 Jul 2020


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

This is an ONLINE event.

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. There are 25 places available.

PLEASE NOTE: Our online training sessions will be recorded and will be available on the VIRE in an edited format for those students who cannot attend. If you wish to join this session but do not wish for your contributions to be included in the edited VIRE resource, please inform the team via Address your email as “*Training session name* *your name* removal from recorded session.”