Research Supervisor Seminar Series: Supporting PGR Wellbeing - Results from a Study of Doctoral Student Mental Health
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
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This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Research Supervisor Seminar Series: Supporting PGR Wellbeing - Results from a Study of Doctoral Student Mental Health and Sleep Quality

Target Audience: University staff involved in research supervision (either formally or informally)

Process: Webinar - Panel presentations and discussion

Course Description:

Dr Katy Jones and Dr Bethan Davies (from UoN’s Institute of Mental Health) will present findings from a recent survey about sleep quality and mental health of PhD students. Getting good quality sleep is really important for our wellbeing. PhD students face particular challenges in that they can make their own hours and are often juggling other commitments, such as work and family.

However we still know less about PhD student mental health and sleep quality compared to undergraduate students. Two-hundred PhD students across all faculties at the University of Nottingham* completed an online survey, where they answered questions about their academic circumstances (e.g., funding source, employment alongside PhD, home or international student, work in a group or alone, relationship with their supervisor) and complete questionnaires about their sleep quality and mental health (depression, anxiety and stress). Students could also tell us more about how their PhD affects their sleep.

We will discuss how the findings of this study can be applied in practice and ideas for future research. This webinar is suitable for any supervisor at any level.

*Note these data were collected in September-December 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Speakers: Katy Jones and Bethan Davies

Booking Conditions 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.

Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham supervisory/ research staff community.

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session. 

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box. 

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