Question everything! Questioning your own behaviour is important to build confidence, it helps generate an inner dialogue to rationalise and affirm your actions. It’s a form of reflection and in turn allows you to make sense of what you are doing and why? Ask questions daily! Here are some suggestions: 1. What am I doing regularly to achieve my goals? 2. What’s preventing me … [Read more...] about Weekly confidence development tip 52: Question everything!
Help & Support
REALabs PGRs/ECRs Professional Training and Engagement Projects kicks off in April. Once again this exciting programme of actives are accepting applications and we are encouraging NWDTC to apply. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers affiliated to one of the institutions of the NWCDTP (University of Manchester, University of Salford, RNCM, MMU, Keele, Lancaster and … [Read more...] about REALab: real project experience, real money
Seek opportunities to develop. Confidence development can be thought of as ‘what we put in is what we get out’. We can learn a lot from watching others and finding ways to copy or practice this ourselves. We can also utilise the training available to us by pin-pointing exactly what is needed; how much of it and by when in order to reach our confidence goal. Reflection and … [Read more...] about Weekly confidence development tip 30: Seek opportunities to develop
Confidence and assertiveness. When we think of confident people we usually think of assertive people. It’s important to understand the difference between Assertion, Aggression and Non-Assertion so we can identify our behaviour and work on expressing ourselves in an assertive way. When we behave Assertively, we: Express our own needs in an appropriate and direct way. Treat our … [Read more...] about Weekly confidence development tip 29: Confidence and assertiveness
The Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Order a Book Service to support students when they can’t get the books which they need for their studies. If the Library doesn’t hold a copy of the book which they require, the student can fill in an Order a book form and the Library will obtain it for them. The service launches today and will run until further notice. … [Read more...] about Order a Book Service- The University of Manchester Library