Personal development workshops

These workshops are now finished for this academic year.  Check back for new dates.

 

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Workshop 1:  Managing academic stress  

Do you have times when university life seems overwhelming?  Perhaps you worry about the amount of work you have to do, as well as fitting in your social life, managing finances and getting on with your flatmates?  Stress can make us feel anxious, worried or irritable, with physical symptoms such as feeling shaky, sick and tired.  It can be hard to concentrate and difficult to know what to do about it all.  In this workshop we will look at what makes us stressed, the impact it has on our lives and learn some techniques to help us manage stress better and feel more relaxed.  

Workshop 2:  Managing deadlines - dealing with procrastination

Do you start off with good intentions, then find that you’ve put off starting your assignment until the last minute?  Perhaps you spend a lot of time preparing and run out of time to write it, or perhaps you worry whether it will be good enough or as good as others in your group and so end up trying to avoid thinking about it.  These and many other reasons can make meeting university deadlines difficult and leave us feeling tired, stressed and finding it difficult to cope.  In this workshop we will look at identifying what leads us to procrastinate and learn some techniques to help you get started and meet your deadlines.  

Workshop 3:  Having trouble sleeping?  Tips for managing sleep problems

Many of us have trouble sleeping for various reasons, such as worry about academic work, assignment deadlines, or the reason may not be obvious.  In this workshop we will look at some of the things that stop us sleeping and learn some simple techniques to help you get to sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.  

Workshop 4:  Build your confidence

Many of us lack confidence in one of more areas of our lives.  Worry about whether we can do something, such as making a presentation in a seminar group, passing assignments or making friends can make us feel nervous or unhappy and it may be difficult to know what to do about it.  This can lead to hours of worry, falling behind with academic work or even missing lectures or social events.  In this workshop we will look at setting individual goals and learn techniques to help us achieve them in simple steps.  ​

About the workshops

All workshops will be in small groups of students. The workshops are designed to be interactive, with opportunities to share ideas in the group, ask questions and practice techniques.  You can also find out more about having further individual sessions through local NHS services if you would like to.  The workshops are run by Compass Wellbeing CIC, which provides local NHS psychological therapies and have been designed for QMUL students.  You must be registered with a Tower Hamlets GP to attend.  

How to join a workshop

No need to book. Simply go the location on the specified day . You must be registered with a Tower Hamlets GP. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.  Workshops are every week during February and March, so you have lots of chances to attend.

Workshop dates and location

Workshops take place in room 214 in the Graduate Centre on the Mile End campus.  The Graduate Centre is building 18 on this map.  Take the lift to the second floor, turn right out of the lift and right again to follow the signs to the Advice and Counselling Service waiting area. 

Workshop Date Time Location
Tips for managing sleep problems Tuesday 7 Feb 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing deadlines - dealing with procrastination Thursday 9 Feb 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing academic stress Tuesday 14 Feb 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Build your confidence Thursday 16 Feb 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Tips for managing sleep problems Tuesday 21 Feb 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing deadlines - dealing with procrastination Thursday 23 Feb 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing academic stress Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Build your confidence Thursday 2 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Tips for managing sleep problems Tuesday 7 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing deadlines - dealing with procrastination Thursday 9 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing academic stress Tuesday 14 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Build your confidence Thursday 16 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Tips for managing sleep problems Tuesday 21 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing deadlines - dealing with procrastination Thursday 23 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Managing academic stress Tuesday 28 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End
Build your confidence Thursday 30 March 2017 5-7pm Room 214 Graduate Centre, Mile End