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CIRLE WIP: Promoting Undergraduate Student Resilience

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Moot Court Room, School of Law, Liberty Building, University of Leeds

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The notion of ‘resilience’ is increasingly used in a range of contexts, including in connection to individuals, schools, communities, and corporate/organisational wellbeing strategies. The seemingly ubiquitous term has also entered the lexicon of Higher Education, primarily through claims that Undergraduate students ‘lack resilience,’ and must begin to exhibit an as yet undefined characteristic considered to be required within Higher Education and workplace environments.

This seminar will explore the findings of a year-long research project which examined second year Undergraduate student levels of resilience across six undergraduate disciplines, including Law. It will primarily focus upon existing levels of resilience within the Law sample, as well as upon suggestions as to how the resilience of Law students can be supported and enhanced (not only through individuals taking responsibility for their own resilience, but also through institutional responses). However, comparisons between the Law research site and others will also be made, with tentative conclusions being drawn as to the basis of similarities and differences between the students of different disciplines.

Work in progress led by Lydia Bleasdale and Sarah Humphreys

A light lunch will be provided.

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