Staying Well During your Research Degree

Staying well during your research degree

Doing a research degree is both an exciting and challenging experience. It can be an emotional roller-coaster. The excitement of working on something you care about, sharing ideas with stimulating colleagues and making a contribution to knowledge. The challenges of feeling isolated, dealing with setbacks, uncertainty, conflict and loss of motivation. Inevitably over the course of your research you will experience times when things aren’t going so well for your research. This workshop draws on evidence-based strategies to help YOU stay well during your research degree.

Topics will include:

  • Good habits e.g. exercise, sleep, routines
  • Resilience and finding a balance
  • Dealing with isolation, lack of structure and loss of motivation
  • Worries about setbacks and overall progress
  • Procrastination, perfectionism and over committing
  • Disagreements with supervisors and other
  • Specific stressors e.g. the viva, writing, presenting your research
  • Support for more serious mental health issues
  • Supporting friends/colleagues who may be struggling

Presented by Thinkwell's Hugh Kearns. Hugh has worked with thousands of research students all over the world for the past 25 years. He draws on this experience and his background in psychology to provide this practical workshop on how to stay well during your research degree.

CairnsMonday 15 July 20199:00am to 11:30amA1-129
ZOOMMonday 15 July 20199:00am to 11:30am
TownsvilleWednesday 17 July 20199:00am to 11:30am17-101
ZOOMWednesday 17 July 20199:00am to 11:30am

Registrations open 6 weeks prior to the workshop date via CareerHub. (Staff are welcome however only HDR Candidates need to register)

Participation in this workshop may be counted in the Elective Component of RD7003 for PhD candidates.