Recruitment for this project is now closed.
Potential Advantage is an innovative research project exploring the links between personality and wellbeing among the PhD student population at Warwick University.
The project draws on theoretical understandings of links between personality and wellbeing to create, implement and evaluate a personalised, developmental and proactive model of support to foster positive mental health and wellbeing for PhD students throughout the PhD process.
Who can participate?
- Participants are PhD students at Warwick, from any faculty and year.
What does taking part involve?
- Complete (anonymous) online personality, mental health and wellbeing tests (taking 15-20 minutes).
- Receive feedback on test scores (it's always interesting to learn a little more about yourself).
- Optional - select to join one of a range of weekly wellbeing activities on offer (you choose the activity).
- Activities include yoga, art and music classes, walking, running, and a visit with the support dogs among others.
- Attend the activity in Term 2. Do the same activity each week, so we can track the impact on wellbeing.
- At the end of the term, complete the online tests again, so we can measure changes over time.
What are the potential benefits to taking part?
- Have some fun! We aim to make it an enjoyable, as well as an informative experience.
- It’s a great chance to meet other PGRs, students at Warwick and build a sense of community.
- Gain insights into your personality, mental health and wellbeing and changes to these over time.
- Entry into a prize draw! Win one of our fabulous prizes including a £25 Eating at Warwick voucher, cinema tickets, or a University of Warwick hoodie (prize draw details).
- Contribute to knowledge around the PGR experience to inform the development of evidence-based support.
- Participation counts towards the Professional Development Framework (recorded via SkillsForge).
Potential Advantage launched in October 2018. Here are some images we captured from our launch event - PGRs were invited to meet the research team and activity leads: