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Conference on Language, Wellbeing, and Productivity: International PhD students' journey in the UK

When, where and who:

  • Date and time: Thursday, 22 June 2023 10:00 - 17:30 BST
  • Location: A1.11, Applied linguistics, University of Warwick, University Rd, Coventry CV4 7AL
  • Places: 20-30 international Ph.D. students in the UK
  • Benefits: Network, reflect, wellbeing, productivity and mindfulness tips
Note on how to travel to University of Warwick:
  • By train

If you travel by train, please get off either at Coventry station(recommended) or Tile Hill station, or Canley station, or Leamington Spa station(recommended if you are travelling from oxford).

  • From Coventry station, Bus 12X (Around 15 minutes) or 11(around 25minutes) will take you directly to Warwick University.
  • From Tile Hill station, Bus 14 will take you directly to Warwick(10 minutes). Please get off at University Interchange station. Applied Linguistics building(part of social sciences building) is just 1 minute walking from the station. Please use google map to help you or simply ask anyone you meet for direction.
  • From Canley station, you could either walk(35minutes) or take a bus(also need some walk) to University of Warwick. Please google the route.
  • From Leamington Spa station, Bus 12X is just outside of the station, which takes around 45 minutes for you to arrive Warwick University, please get off at University Interchange station.
  • By bus

if you travel by bus, please get off at Coventry Pool Meadow coach station. Just Inside the coach station, you will find Bus 12X or Bus 11, which takes you directly Warwick University, please get off at University Interchange station.

The Local Area

Please see the webpage linked here for information on the local area and where to visit.

About this event:

A PhD is challenging. Doing it in another language makes it more so. This one-day conference is designed to support international PhD students from both in and outside Warwick with their PhD studies here in the UK. It creates a wonderful platform for international PhD students to network and reflect on how language affects their wellbeing and productivity regarding their PhD journey in the UK. During this conference, practical mindfulness tips would also be given by inspiring professionals and there are also chances to explore how nature could support us in practicing selfcare for wellbeing purposes. Participants invited to the conference are international PhD students in the UK from and outside of Warwick, possibly of diverse disciplinary backgrounds.


10.00 – 10.20 Welcome by the Team& Introduction of the event
10.20 – 11.20 PhD speed- dating network activity
11.20– 11.35 Tea & Coffee Break
11.35– 12.35 Talk on practical mindfulness/wellbeing &Productivity
12.35– 12.50 Q&A
12.50 –14.00 Lunch break
14.00 –15.30 Zine- making workshop: language, wellbeing and productivity
15.30–15.45 Tea & Coffee Break
15.45-16.00 Reflection on the zine-making workshop
16.00 – 17.00 Relaxation session for wellbeing purpose
17.00- 17.20 Reflection on the conference
17.20- 17.30 Final comment from the Team& Conclusion of the event

P.S. All materials will be provided and no experience required.

Project Team:


Limited support to participants based on first come first served claim rule. Up to £20 to claim per participant.

Rules for reimbursement:

1. Attend the whole day event based on your signature.
2. Fill out and Send the FP16a form(either PDF or Excel version) and print it out bring to us on the conference day(if you are unable to print, please send to Dorothy directly) since on the conference day, you will need to sign this form. and Send the original receipts to for the expense right after the event(June 23rd, 2023).
Note: if you are a staff member on the salary Payroll at Warwick, you should use Concur).
3. The claim is based on a first come first served policy due to our limited fund.
Therefore, not all claims would be successful. Make sure you submit your claim ASAP to get the support.