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 via the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub.

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

Working with Uncertainty as a PGR (Workshop & Webinar)

Monday 15 May   12-1.30pm (In-person workshop)       Book a place

Monday 22 May   12-1pm (Webinar)                                   Book a place      

This session explores the topic of uncertainty in relation to the PGR experience and considers the ways in which uncertainty can impact on emotional wellbeing. We will introduce a theoretical model which identifies three different regulation systems in the brain: the threat system, the drive system, and the soothing system. Using this framework, we’ll look at the possible impacts of uncertainty on these regulation systems in terms of motivation, productivity and emotional wellbeing. Whilst recognising that uncertainty is an unavoidable part of the research process, we will explore a number of useful strategies to support your ability to manage uncertainty and work towards your research goals in a balanced and sustainable way.

Developing a compassionate mind video clip 

Working with Uncertainty (Wellbeing Thesis) 

Small Changes for Success (Workshop & Webinar)

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

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

Managing your physical and mental wellbeing alongside working towards your PGR goals can be challenging. In this session we consider what neurological research tells us about our ability to build new habits.  We will highlight the importance of developing systems in addition to identifying goals, when you want to incorporate a new action into your routine. Using ideas such as ‘habit stacking’, you will have the opportunity to develop a personalised action plan and learn how small changes can positively impact your wellbeing.


Atomic habits video clip

Five ways to wellbeing