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Get involved with the Courage Wellbeing Project


The Courage project is all about researching and piloting innovative approaches to support postgraduate research students with their mental health and wellbeing, and we want you to be involved!  

We run a great calendar of events and activities led by both students and staff that are all aimed at looking after your wellbeing. University shouldn’t be all work, and it is important that you take time out of your week to look after your own mental health and wellbeing.   

Some of the events we run include: 


  • Low Commitment Sports Activities including Yoga every Wednesday, £1 swimming, and a soon to be running club. Click here to read my blog post all about Postgraduate Sports Activities. 

  • Walk and Talk Group: Take a break from your research and meet other students. Each walk has a theme with a topic to discuss but you can simply just come for the walk to get out with a nice bunch of students who are in the same position as you. The next walk will be November 28th, 4-5pm 

  • Journal Group: Monthly Sessions on the last Wednesday of every month (except December) to help you organise your time using a journal.  

Why not pick just one of the above activities to do this week to take the time to look after your wellbeing. For the full list of postgraduate events, have a look here.  

We also have some great opportunities for anyone who would like to get involved in the running of the project.  

On the 3rd of September we launched a blog as part of the Courage Project, “PGR: blog: The Lakeside View”. It’s a blog that gives more information about the project, is a postgraduate research community blog, written (mostly) by and for PGRs, and gives information on key milestones from submitting your thesis, to applying for a job after your PHD.  

You do not need to be an expert to contribute and we would love to hear all about your experience, views and opinions of PGR life.  

If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please read our blog guidance and submit this form. Submissions are open now, and we can't wait to hear from you.   


For those of you who think you would be a great addition to the team who runs the project, then we also currently have a fantastic paid position up for grabs. We are looking for a marketing assistant who will ensure that PGR students across UEA are well-informed about our project.  

For more information about the job position, click here.  

Both writing for our blog or becoming part of our team are fantastic opportunities and would look brilliant on your CV, so if you’re passionate about improving the wellbeing of PGR students, why not apply! 

For more information about the project please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Fell free to either email me at, or contact Bryony Porter, the PGR Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at


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