ABOUT

Dear Doctoral researcher,

I am Alicia and I am working with the Graduate School to provide you with information on topics such as how to increase productivity, motivation, concentration and memory, as well as managing academic pressure, improving sleep and strengthening resilience to cope with the challenges of your doctoral research.

I will cover a range of topics about the learning process and personal development to build academic confidence and resilience while maintaining your health and wellness. The aim is to increase understanding of what are the factors that contribute to effective learning and self-management, and provide strategies to add to your toolkit so you can optimise your academic potential and derive a sense of fulfilment from achieving your aims.
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WELCOME: wellness and resilience

Hello, and welcome to all

The aim of the “Keep fit for your doctoral studies” blog is to provide you with information and resources to enhance your academic potential while doing your research here at the University of Reading. And another key aim is to provide information on services available to you, and resources to support your health and sense of wellbeing.

The starting place to find information is the Graduate School website.  Here you can find very useful information in the Comprehensive Guide to doing a PhD at Reading .
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Boost your motivation and make progress with your research

 

Summer has arrived and you may notice your motivation to work on your research is diminishing. No doubt you have had a busy and challenging year developing your ideas and making efforts to make progress. Some of you may be at the writing stage and finding this a challenge.

Are you finding it difficult to get started? Are you waiting to feel inspired to write? or you may want to get your work done, but wonder whether your efforts will produce the results you want?
It is common to have these questions when doing academic work, particularly when deadlines are approaching.
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