Researchers’ Superpower Workshop
Duration 2 hours
Team Researcher Academy

This face-to-face course is run by the Counselling Service on behalf of the Researcher Academy.

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular, and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target audience: PGRs/ECRs


Do you struggle to balance the demands of university life and your mental health and wellbeing? Based on The Three Systems model developed by Dr Paul Gilbert, this workshop teaches you how to develop tools to engage with external stressors in accepting and encouraging ways. As a result aiding yourself to feel confident about accomplishing difficult tasks and dealing with challenging situations. This workshop focusses on non-judgment, strength, warmth, empathy, wisdom, kindness, and moral courage – all linked to compassion.

Learn how to:

  • Identify and manage your critical inner voice and develop self-acceptance
  • Understand and manage emotions including anxiety and low mood
  • Be at peace with your thoughts and comfortable in your own head
  • Promote self-soothing and contentment
  • activate non-judgment, strength, warmth, empathy, wisdom, kindness, and moral courage
  • Be more productive, happy and socially connected

Process: Practical workshop with interactive elements and group based activities.

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access seminar room on campus
Take part in group activities/ discussions
Follow presentation slides during the course
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/ or other attendees
Attend the course at a specific date and time 

Booking Conditions

Our 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: attendance will be recorded; non-attendance might impact your ability to book future courses.


LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Sutton Bonington Campus25 January 202425 January 202410:00am - 12:00pm27