Emotions and the PhD

This Pomodoro Break course will focus on the emotional ups and downs commonly experienced during research degrees. The course draws on the ThesisWhisperer MOOC to understand why you might be responding in particular ways to the challenges of doing a research degree. The aim of the course is to support you in doing your best possible work by understanding how you might be feeling about your supervisor and your project and why this is so. We will work through a range of emotions from frustration and loneliness to curiosity and passion; by the end of the week, you’ll be better able to ride the highs and lows of a PhD experience.

By the end of this mini-course you will be able to:

  • Understand how and why you might be feeling as you do
  • Identify some strategies for managing these feelings
  • Have a stronger sense of well-being as you continue in your studies

When is it? The course will run over a week, 20-24 April 2020. Please register your interest, by 5pm Thursday 16 April.

How does it work? When you register, we’ll send you a link each day to a short blog post that provides some stimulating reading, links to relevant material, provocative questions and useful activities. All up, the reading and responding will take 20-30 minutes – just enough time to drink your coffee.

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