Building your resilience Half-Day 2022

Description Being “resilient” has become a buzz word of late. But the idea has been around for ever. Namely, the ability to bounce back or recover from set backs. In the past, building resilience seemed to focus on making things hard, so that in adversity, you built strength. But, there are more contemporary approaches to […]

Building your resilience

There’s an expectation, in academia, that being tough on PhD students and EMCRs will build their resilience. That, like a horse, they need to be broken in, and the way to do it is through tough love. And that might be true. However, I think there are better ways. In this Tuesday Talk, I’ll cover […]

Looking for Work

Looking for work is one of the hardest career activities you will do. Despite the so-called resilience of researchers and being used to grant or journal rejections – the job-hunting process can take things to the next level. Richard went through some key aspects when looking for work. He covered a process you can follow. […]

How Running Builds My Resilience at Work

There are anecdotal and published links between running very long distances (ultra-marathons) and various psychological measures of resilience. I can definitely relate to aspects of these reports. The idea of reaching and pushing through physical barriers. Barriers of pain or exhaustion. Barriers of distance or time. Barriers of motivation or inspiration. These concepts all resonate […]

How Running Builds My Resilience at Work

There are anecdotal and published links between running very long distances (ultra-marathons) and various psychological measures of resilience. I can definitely relate to aspects of these reports. The idea of reaching and pushing through physical barriers. Barriers of pain or exhaustion. Barriers of distance or time. Barriers of motivation or inspiration. These concepts all resonate […]

Keep on Playing…

Ever been tempted to “cancel Christmas” in order that you can get something done. What about skipping training so you can write an assignment or finish an experiment? STOP! It’s killing your effectiveness as a worker. Here’s why: You’re fostering self-organisation. Exercise helps memory and improves happiness. Diversity in life creates resilience. You cannot set […]

Keep on Playing…

Ever been tempted to “cancel Christmas” in order that you can get something done. What about skipping training so you can write an assignment or finish an experiment? STOP! It’s killing your effectiveness as a worker. Here’s why: You’re fostering self-organisation. Exercise helps memory and improves happiness. Diversity in life creates resilience. You cannot set […]

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Job losses, redundancies, and restructures are a part of modern business. Sometimes they are driven by internal factors, other times they are driven by external factors. For the most part we are just passengers on a ride managed by others. However, whether you are let go or left behind, these changes can give you opportunities […]

Becoming a resilient researcher – AAG Pre-conference workshop

Early career researchers and PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. This workshop is for students, early career researchers and practitioners who want to: • Understand resilience • Explore data on mental health amongst researchers • Learn tools, tips, and techniques to be more […]