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SPARK! Creativity Booster

Tuesday 25 January 2022 10:00 - 13:00

Location: Online Workshop

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The Spark! programme comprises a motivational, pre-workshop video, a three hour live workshop filled with creativity exercises, grounded in your thesis, and a one-to-one inspiring coaching session with Chartered Psychologist, Dr Natalie Lancer. This workshop is part of the Researcher Development Programme

In academia, our playful creativity can become stifled. People often lose the joy in their academic work: their work becomes task oriented rather than creative. The workshop exercises in Spark! will reconnect you to your research and writing with levity and joy, helping you remember what you bring to your own work. The exercises are deeply reflective and reflexive, which will result in your writing becoming more vibrant. These exercises will allow you to tap into creative pathways and allow new perspectives on your work to surface, giving you a way forward to think about your work in alternative directions. As one previous delegate said, “They move you out of ‘head down’ mode into ‘head up’ mode”.

In the half hour one-to-one coaching session, you can discuss anything with Dr Natalie Lancer, to help you move forward in your work. This ranges from asking for feedback on up to two pages of work, discussing anxieties and how to be more confident in your work, developing your authorial voice, how to overcome procrastination and increase productivity to managing up your supervisor and your work-life balance. All sessions are confidential.The resulting super-charged experience will jumpstart your thesis progress.

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