Thurs, 27 February 2020
17:30 – 19:30 GMT
Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library
‘Imposter syndrome’ is a feeling of inadequacy that persists despite evident success. If not recognised, it can cause further anxiety and stress. ‘Imposter Syndrome’ is frequently reported by PhD students. Are there times when you think you don’t belong to the academic environment? Or that most of your colleagues are better than you are? Do you ever think that only luck has brought you where you are, rather than your work, commitment and personal success?
If you feel any of these, or other similar issues, you are in the majority of PGRs. This session, led by the Peers for PhDs team, aims to encourage PGRs to open up and speak about the ‘Imposter Syndrome’. The goal is to seek mechanisms that can help us recognise the ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and to build our confidence.
Peers for PhDs is open to all PhD students at Liverpool. Contact the Peers for PhDs team to the join mailing list or come along to a session to find out more.
**Peers for PhDs is a student-led project aiming to improve PGR wellbeing at the university. We’re a welcoming and supportive group that hosts monthly meetings and regular social events with the support from Liverpool Doctoral College (LDC)**
The LDC Development programme offers two workshops with advice to help researchers overcome ‘Imposter Syndrome’ as they prepare for their ongoing career, within or outside research:
|27 Feb||09:15 – 12:30||Pushing beyond imposter syndrome|| (Fully |
|2 July||09:15 – 12:30||Pushing beyond imposter syndrome|| Booking |
Further Peers for PHDs events this year:
Thursday Supervisory & Other Working Relationships in the PhD
30th April Thursday Wellbeing, mental health and sleep hygiene
28th May Thursday Networking, communication and negotiation
25th June Thursday Stress relief with mindfulness