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Academic Resilience

Learning experiences are cognitively and emotionally demanding, and fraught with setbacks. Students beginning their university education will typically find themselves in an environment where they have less support, less guidance, the work is more complex, failure more costly, and more is expected of them, than at any time in their education previously.

Broadly speaking, academic resilience is the ability to cope with these sorts of pressures and circumstances, and to bounce back after failures and setbacks.

This one-day event introduces participants to the concept of academic resilience and contextual reasons for being interested in it; considers ways to promote academic resilience for our students through teaching and curriculum design; and considers the role that academic resilience plays in the working lives of staff who teach.

Date: Thursday 25th July

Venue: MB0.08

Provisional programme:

9:45 - 10:00 Arrival, and coffee

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome

10:20 - 11:00 Introduction to Academic Resilience

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee and refreshments

11:15 - 12:15 Integrating Resilience Strategies into Day-to-Day Teaching

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Fostering Resilience Through Course Design

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee

14:45 - 15:15 Resilience for Tutors and Colleagues

15:15 - 15:30 Closing discussion

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Expressions of interest


Sue Johnston-Wilder

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Dr. Maddy Findon

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Dr. John Thornby

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Dr. Peter Fossey

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