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From Surviving to Thriving


From Surviving to Thriving

Article update with video of the event

Building resilience (Mental Health Support)

Positive psychology strategies to get the most out of your time at university

In this engaging online workshop, Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh shares research-informed strategies to support you to move from "surviving" to "thriving" as a student.

Many people remember their time at university as the best years of their lives. In this session, you'll learn immediately-implementable ideas and strategies to make sure that your experience at university is a positive one.

What could you do to cultivate hope in yourself and others?

How might you harness your natural strengths to achieve better outcomes?

Are you being playful enough?

What really matters to you?

Christian addresses these questions with attendees in the live workshop.† The event was based on the book: From Surviving to Thriving: A Student's Guide to Feeling and Doing Well at University edited by Christian and his colleague, Dr Paige Williams.

During the live event, attendees were asked what gave them hope:


From Surviving to Thriving

By Christian van Nieuwerburgh - Christian van Nieuwerburgh PhD is an academic, consultant and executive coach.
He is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology and Health at the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Principal Fellow of the Centre for Wellbeing Science at the University of Melbourne (Australia) and Global Director for Growth Coaching International, a provider of coach training and consultancy for the education sector. He has written extensively in the fields of coaching and positive psychology and is the author of An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide (now in its third edition) and other books. Christian is passionate about the integration of coaching and positive psychology to improve outcomes and enhance wellbeing in educational, health and corporate settings (@christianvn on Twitter).

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