PGR Wellbeing Programme

These in-person workshops and webinars are held exclusively for PGRs and focus on topics relevant to managing your wellbeing as a PGR. 

The webinars take place on Class Collaborate and the sessions have been designed for you to share your ideas anonymously via the keyboard, if you wish. The webinars are not recorded and participants do not connect with their own video or audio during the sessions.

The in-person workshops take place in our group room at 19 Clarendon Place. There are 14 places available for each workshop and places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Sign-up for PGR webinars and workshops opens two weeks in advance of each session and you can book a place using the links below which will take you to our Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub where you can find out more about each event.

Please continue reading for descriptions and useful resources for upcoming PGR Wellbeing Webinars and Workshops. 

Managing the Imposter Mindset (Workshop & Webinar)

Monday 12 February   12-1.30pm (In-person workshop)       Book a place

Monday 19 February  12-1pm (Webinar)                                   Book a place      

Feeling like an imposter is a common experience in academic settings – this may involve feeling like you aren’t good enough to belong in a particular role and fearing that it is only a matter of time before you’ll be found out. Whilst a bit of self-doubt can be helpful, persistent imposter feelings can be difficult to manage and may hinder progress and wellbeing. In this session we’ll develop our understanding of the imposter mindset and explore some useful frameworks we can use to build a toolkit to manage and overcome imposter feelings as a PGR.

Imposter syndrome – Wellbeing Thesis

Imposter syndrome resources

What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it? TED Talk

Find Your Voice: Communicating Effectively as a PGR (Workshop & Webinar)

Monday 11 March   12-1.30pm (In-person workshop)       Book a place

Monday 18 March  12-1pm (Webinar)                                   Book a place      

Professional academic relationships can be difficult to naviagate as a PGR. This session introduces you to a number of assertiveness techniques designed to help you to improve your communications and your relationships with others. There will be an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about how these strategies could support effective communication in a number of PGR specific scenarios. 

Assertiveness (CCI) 

The supervisory relationship – Wellbeing Thesis

Assert Yourself: Lindenfield (2001) Harper Collins: ISBN 978-0007557974