Workshops

by the Student Counselling Service

Being part of a group, sharing and tackling issues with others in a similar situation, can often be a highly effective way to address common difficulties.

At the LSE Student Counselling Service we run a number of workshops as we believe that working in groups can be an effective way of helping with a range of problems. 

Being part of a group, sharing and tackling issues with others in a similar situation, can often be a highly effective way to address common difficulties. 

This page outlines some of the workshop options.

Workshops

Workshops are short-term, usually one-off, structured and agenda led. They focus on building skills and respond to the demands of life at university. We run a range of workshops throughout the year so keep an eye on this page for updates.

Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops can be found on the LSE Life courses page.

Got an idea for a workshop?

If there is any issue you would like to see a workshop on which is not included on the list, do let us know.  We are always keen to hear suggestions from students about what might be useful - just drop us an email

Dissertation Workshops

LSE LIFE run a range of workshops on disserations in the summer term. 

Look out for more details here closer to the time. 

 

Past Workshops

Staying Well at LSE
This workshop ran during Welcome 2017
The workshop looked at being a student at LSE, challenges that lie ahead, tips for coping, stress management. 
Workshop slides in PDF
Workshop slides in PowerPoint

Academic Job Applications Workshop
9 June 2011
Applying for academic jobs can be a relentless business especially when there seem to be fewer and fewer jobs to go round. The process of making numerous job applications takes both practical and emotional energy. This interactive workshop explores how to make an effective application for academic jobs and  develop the emotional resilience required to keep going. Aimed at PhD students and will be delivered by the Careers and Counselling Service. 
Workshop Slides in PowerPoint

Building Confidence for Academic Writing
19 October 2016 
This presentation looked at ways of thinking about the task of writing, with advice and tips to help manage blocks and unhelpful fears. It included a range of management techniques for dealing with common writing difficulties, such as procrastination and perfectionism.
Workshop Slides in PowerPoint

Black & Minority Ethnic Student at LSE?
25 October 2011
This meeting provides a safe setting in which BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) students can explore and look at a range of issues. It is a supportive and therapeutic space for students to share experiences of being a BME individual in London and LSE.

Communicating Assertively
29 November 2013
Learn how you can improve the effectiveness of your communication skills
Workshop Slides in PowerPoint

Disordered Eating Group
Six Weeks - January to March 2015
The Disordered Eating Group provides participants an opportunity to develop new behaviours and more helpful thoughts affecting their eating habits. This group is part experiential, part psycho-educational and is suitable for bulimic, bingeing, restrictive or compulsive eaters
Group PowerPoint Presentation

Done is Better than Perfect
6 June 2017 
This workshop looks at common difficulties with excess perfectionism, and will cover a wide range of practical approaches to help you manage your studies. It will include a look at common myths and how to overcome self-defeating thinking errors.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides
Additional handouts

End of Lent Term Review for MSc Students
16 March 2015
An opportunity to review progress and anticipate future challenges. It will include discussion of practical skills to help with the challenges of the MSc programme, including stress management.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

End of Michaelmas Term Review for MSc Students
2 December 2015
An opportunity to review progress and anticipate future challenges. It will include discussion of practical skills to help with the challenges of the MSc programme, including stress management.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

Exams Workshop - Revise and De-Stress
4 May 2016
This workshop has tips for revision and preparing for exams, as well as many stress management techniques. 
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

Good Writing Psychology
24 October 2014
This presentation looks at ways of thinking about the task of writing, with advice and tips to help manage blocks and unhelpful fears. It will include a range of management techniques for dealing with common writing difficulties, such as procrastination and perfectionism.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

How to cope with the psychological challenges of dissertation writing
14 July 2016
A workshop for MSc students exploring how perfectionism and procrastination are often unwittingly used to mitigate many of the psychological hurdles that can arise in the dissertation writing process. 
Whilst such defences are intended to impede and inhibit unwanted feelings and thoughts, they can end up being mechanisms that stop the writing process itself. 

How to deal with study related stress
28 October 2015
This course will define stress and explore the mechanisms involved in stress. This course will also examine the causes of study stress, then identify the studying mistakes that maintain stress. Finally strategies will be identified.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

How to manage your time effectively
21 January 2015
This course will identify strategies for better time management. The course will also examine psychological issues and explore common difficulties with perfectionism and procrastination.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

How to Present with Skill and Confidence
15 February 2016
This workshop looks at a wide range of practical confidence-building measures to help students give presentations, including positive self talk, good vocal technique and tips for managing anxiety and stress.
Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

Interview Nerves
22 October 2012
A joint presentation with LSE Careers Service, offering practical techniques to relieve our interview nerves. This workshop will include a focus on effective preparation, useful presentation techniques, and advice on non-verbal communication
Workshop PowerPoint

Look after yourself during your study
16 January 2017
Exam revision brings with it a heavy workload and a lot of pressure.  For many students, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle while they are preparing for exams can be tricky!  In this workshop with Dr Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena from the Counselling Service, we will consider the experience of revising for exams at LSE, including challenges around balancing revision with other work and your personal life.  You’ll explore ways to develop good habits around eating, sleeping, relaxing, socialising, and staying active in order to support your revision, and learn about how and where to find support to make the most of your time at LSE.  This workshop is for both undergraduate and postgraduate students

Managing Depression
18 January 2016
Coming to LSE can be an exciting time, but also a time of challenges that can leave you vulnerable to depression. Depression and low moods are some of the most common problems presented at University Counselling Services. This workshop will look at how you can become more aware of the coping with low moods. Other topics discussed will include strategies of how to challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. We will also discuss how to access on-going support to help you feel more in control.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides   

Managing PhD Stress
16 November 2016
This workshop from the Student Counselling Service will look at a range of practical techniques to reduce stress and better manage the pressures of being a PhD student. It will include a description of an easy to use Mindfulness exercise, which can help with relaxation and reduce the amount of time spent worrying about work
Workshop PowerPoint Slides (mindfulness)

Managing PhD Thesis Anxiety
22 November 2011
This workshop from the explored how various factors such as perfectionism, procrastination and self esteem can be blocks in the process of writing the thesis. It will be run by a student counsellor and the PhD student adviser, and explore useful strategies to help manage the stress of writing a thesis

Mindfulness and Stress Management
24 February 2016
This workshop will look at the use of mindfulness as an excellent way of managing stress. Mindfulness is a type of relaxation exercise which can help reduce the amount of time you spend worrying about things. The workshop will look at how you  can combine this with other practical techniques to reduce stress, and better manage the pressures of being a student.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

Overcome perfectionism
25 January 2016
This workshop looks at common difficulties with excess perfectionism, and will cover a wide range of practical approaches to help you manage your studies. It will include a look at common myths and how to overcome self-defeating thinking errors. 
Workshop Handout

Overcome procrastination
10 February 2016
This will look at the difficulties with procrastination, examining the negative thoughts and behaviours that inhibit students from being able to work. The workshop will examine a range of techniques and practical tips to help you.
Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
Questionaire
See also the iProcrastinate podcast series.

Plan and do what needs to be done now, NOW
30 January 2017
Why can it be so difficult to get started on an important task? And why is it so tempting to do something else once you've gotten started? In this workshop, Dr. Ohemma Nkansa-Dwamena from the Student Counselling Service will help clarify some of the reasons why we procrastinate and propose a range of practical approaches to dealing with procrastination and staying focused. 

Public Speaking - managing your anxiety
6 March 2017
Speaking in public can raise anxiety and for some, avoidance seems to be the only solution.  However in this workshop with Mike Bryant from the Student Counselling Service, we will look at anxiety, helping us to understand its function and how to manage and use it to your advantage.  Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to join this workshop. 

Presentation skills and confidence
18 January 2012
This workshop looks at a wide range of practical confidence-building measures to help students give presentations, including positive self talk, good vocal technique and tips for managing anxiety and stress. How are you managing with the changes involved in being an MSc student? This workshop will include a focus on how can you cope with the difficulties and stresses of this intense programme..

Workshop PowerPoint Slides

Psychological challenges faced by MSc students
11 November 2010
The workshop will examine ways to increase positive self-esteem, identifying thoughts, feelings and behaviours linked with your experiences. We will also discuss practical exercises and checklists to help you increase your self-esteem.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

Say hello to "constructive perfectionism" top tips
7 February 2017
Do you strive to achieve perfection in your work?  Does perfectionism sometimes prevent you completing or handing in assignments?  Dr. Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena from the Student Counselling Service will explore with you some of the common difficulties with perfectionism, and will offer practical approaches to help you strike a balance between aiming high and setting challenges for yourself, and counter-productive tendencies to try to achieve “perfection”.  Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to take part in this workshop. 

Self Hypnosis
A brief introduction to self-hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is an effective form of treating stress and anxiety. Having the ability to better manage stress can not only improve  academic performance, but can also help to cope with stress in other situations.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides
Listen to a 15-minute mp3 "Hypnosis for Anxiety", by clicking on the  mp3 link here
Article:  "A Review of randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of hypnosis on exam anxiety": 
Article: "Stress Management for Medical Students"

Sleep Well
20 May 2016
This workshop will look at a range of difficulties associated with sleep. It will increase your understanding of the process of sleep and explore strategies and ideas about how you might work towards achieving better sleep.  

Time Management
18 January 2012
Identify useful strategies for better time management. Examine psychological issues. Explore common difficulties with perfectionism and procrastination.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

 

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