Stress Awareness


A greater emphasis is placed on postgraduate researchers to self-manage, be self-directed learners and in the acquisition of academic skills for the future. PhD Researchers have often to balance issues with planning, face academic difficulties and adversities, and personal problems along the way. All of these increase stress and impact on wellbeing of researchers.

This short programme will enable participants to develop a positive mental attitude to become ‘stress smart’ by understanding the differences between pressure and stress. The session will help participants develop tools and strategies utilising the ‘Take 5 steps to wellbeing’, in order to maximise success.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain B of the Vitae Framework: Personal effectiveness which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • B1: Personal qualities
  • B2: Self-management
  • B3: Professional and Career Development
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework