Dealing with the imposter syndrome
All DPhil students Research staff Resilience
Friday, 12 November 2021, 2pm to 3.30pm
Ever walked into a meeting and questioned your right to be there? Have you ever taken on a new job and then you felt you weren’t really the right person for it? For many people this is a common life experience and one which can be quite debilitating if left unchecked.
This session focuses in identifying the implications for yourself and your work environment of the set of related behaviours that are often referred to under the title of ‘imposter syndrome’.
This session is aimed at anyone who wants to consider how feeling like an imposter may impact their work and become more self-aware of how real it is for them and explore various ways of dealing with it.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Find out more about what the ‘imposter syndrome’ is and its prevalence among researchers and academics
- Identify its implications for them and their work environment
- Learn about different ways to overcome it and thrive by being at their best.