Oooh, check out this workshop on The Imposter Syndrome

I’ve written about this topic before. It seems to pop up quite a bit for students at all stages of their degree. It is worth knowing about, so if it pops up one day for you, you can say “ahh, I see you IS, you ain’t gonna fool me!!” This post is about a workshop being run on the 19th October from 1.30 to 3.30.

This event has been organised by Office of Graduate Research. For any enquiries please contact If you aren’t a HDR student, you might want to check with them whether you can attend.

Why successful people often feel like frauds

How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say “We need to have a chat”.

The session will explain why high performing people often doubt their abilities and find it hard to enjoy their successes. It will also show the links to perfectionism and self-handicapping strategies such as procrastination, avoidance and overcommitment.

At the end of this session you will:

  • know what the latest psychological research tells us about the imposter syndrome is and how it operates
  • realise how widespread imposter feelings are and why highly successful people can feel like frauds
  • be aware of evidence-based strategies that reduce imposter feelings

This workshop will be held online as a webinar via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 819 5002 8148
Passcode: 970623

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