Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Recognising Stress and Developing Coping Strategies

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

The doctoral journey is not an easy one. Academic stress experienced by doctoral researchers is often not given its due attention. Evidence suggests that stress may hinder the performance and efficiency of individuals on a personal and professional level. Stressors, the perception, the reaction, and coping mechanisms constitute a personal journey. The aim of this workshop is to provide a safe space to explore, identify and share experiences of stress and coping techniques to support all participants through their doctoral journey.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should:

- be able to distinguish between pressure and stress;
- be able to identify the impact of stress on health and wellbeing;
- be able to recognise doctoral researchers’ stress and coping mechanisms;
- be able to explore different practical coping techniques;
- have shared effectively through conversation.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 26 Nov 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Niamh Donoghue
Sharon Martinelli

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