Continued learning builds confidence and also provides a sense of achievement. The practice of setting goals is strongly associated with positive wellbeing and can help with coping with stress.
Most associate learning with being a student and presume that as we get older, we have less time to learn new things because of full-time work or caring responsibilities. This is a myth! You don’t have to spend months learning a new language – flick on a documentary about something you don’t know anything about and just have a listen.
As part of Wellbeing Fortnight:
Thursday 8 November 1:30-4:30pm - Building Personal Resilience Qmotion Active Studio (book through the Organisational and Professional Development Course Booking System)
Monday 12 November 10-11am – Wellbeing at Work and Mental Health First Aid – Public Health England St. Benet’s Chaplaincy (As part of the Wellbeing Fair) - get your ticket here!
Monday 12 November 12:30-3:30pm – A Scientific Symposium: a variety of speakers across five different sessions Collette Bowe, Queen’s Building Ground Floor (As part of the Wellbeing Fair) - look at which sessions you would like to attend here!
Wednesday 14 November 9:30-11:30am - A Manager's Guide to Supporting Your Team and Avoiding Stress Qmotion Active Studio (book through the Organisational and Professional Development Course Booking System)
How can else you keep learning at Queen Mary?
- When did you last look on the Organisational and Professional Development website? Speak with your line manager about ones you could go to – maybe not related to your role!
- Check out our Job Shadowing scheme where you can learn about a different role within the organisation that interests you
- Send an email to your colleagues – would anyone else like to learn something together? You could start a club!
- Offer to get involved with a project outside of your current responsibilities.