A resource to help you build your resilience as a student

A resource to help you build your resilience as a student

Have you had moments when you cross paths with someone who has a significant impact upon your life? I was reflecting on this earlier as I ended a call with a coaching colleague Will Medd. Will is a professional coach who, amongst other things, undertakes 1:1 and group...

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Wallowing: we all need to do it sometimes.

Wallowing: we all need to do it sometimes.

The 2017 annual conference on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists was kicked off with a keynote from Paul McGee. Paul is a performance coach and author of Shut Up, Move On. One of the topics he covered in his presentation were the concepts of 'hippo time' and...

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Networking strategically: have you given it a thought?

Networking strategically: have you given it a thought?

For a number of years I kept bees. I've spent happy times sitting and watching the comings and going of the hive. Bees flying in ladened with pollen and full of news. Their complex waggle dance alerting others to the locations of the richest sources of pollen and...

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New Friendly Guide: Don’t let it gather dust.

New Friendly Guide: Don’t let it gather dust.

The new Friendly Guide was prompted by a discussion with Dr Jenny Preston about the number of high quality small research projects which never make it into the public domain. Our hope is that, if this situation resonates with you and you have a completed piece of...

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HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral clinical academic fellowships

HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral clinical academic fellowships

I know! No posts for a few weeks and then two in a week. It feels like there is a lot of news to share this week. If you are a health and social care researcher and haven't yet seen the new UK wide framework for health and social care research you might want to catch...

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New UK Policy Framework for Health & Social Care Research

New UK Policy Framework for Health & Social Care Research

Earlier in the week a new framework setting out 19 principles of good practice in the management and conduct of health and social care research in the UK was launched. Published by the Health Research Authority and the health departments in Northern Ireland, Scotland...

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Making a contribution via committee work

Making a contribution via committee work

If, like me, you are an occupational therapist you may, over the last day or so, have opened your latest edition of OTNews and seen a call for nominations to regional committee vacancies. Of the 13 regions comprising the Royal College of Occupational Therapists 11...

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Why Am I Talking?

Why Am I Talking?

If you've ever conducted interviews or focus groups no doubt, at some point, you have had the uncomfortable experience of listening to yourself on tape. Was your initial response, 'do I really sound like that?', mine was. Then, maybe like me, you moved on to the...

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