Upcoming events:

Thursday 21st March 2019
The challenges of research life can make it hard to sustain a sense of personal resilience and well-being.  Research life can be unpredictable, precarious and challenging.  Research life can feel chaotic and throw up a whole barrage of challenges that can include feeling overwhelmed at the tasks in hand; insecurities about funding uncertainties; self-doubt in a world of knowledgeable experts; confusion about the best way forward; and the impossibilities of balancing research and the rest of life. This one-day, experiential and interactive coaching-based workshop will create an opportunity to re-engage with your own sense of personal resilience and well-being and be challenged with how to bring that into your everyday life. To read more Click here

Write here, right now – Coaching Workshop

Tuesday 23rd April  2019

Writing is a huge part of research and yet, as a skill, the focus of training is often on how to produce scientific papers, whilst retreats tend to focus on blocking out the time and space to write.  That’s great and important. What about the experience of writing itself?  How can researchers learn to be productive, to keep writing and even enjoy the process?  Click here to read more!

Failure to learn

Tuesday 21st May 2019

How do you feel about ‘failure’ and ‘failing’? Does fear of failure get in your way, hold you back, create stress, make you feel an impostor? We will be looking at what we can learn from the classic heroes journey when it comes to learning through failure. In folktales and Hollywood movies, there are universal codes of behaviour that heroes use when confronted with challenges. By studying these templates and applying them to our own research lives, we can learn to recognise the prospect of failure and new ways to overcome it. In essence, we become our own hero. To read more Click here

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