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The doctoral roller coaster: managing the stresses of doctoral study

Frustrated_man_at_a_desk_(cropped)If you are a research student at UN you might be interested in “Personal Effectiveness Day: Managing professional relationships & handling the doctoral roller coaster”. This unique day-long workshop focuses on emotional and personal issues, often neglected but most definitely challenged during doctoral study.

The morning session, on Tuesday 3rd March, delivered by Karin Blak, Relationship Therapist and Trainer, focuses on the challenges of handling professional relationships, (with supervisors or research colleagues, for example) and aims to hone research students’ negotiation and conflict handling skills. The afternoon session, delivered by two UN PhD alumni, Dr Matthew Callender and Dr Richard Hazenberg, addresses some of the emotional challenges of research degree study, and offers strategies & solutions for handling the lows.

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Is your PhD making you feel stressed?

Worried_People_2It is probably impossible to undertake a research degree without a certain level of stress, but it needn’t be debilitating.

Check out the following resources to help you manage your stress levels in 2014. Read the rest of this entry