Resilience: the art of balancing on a tightrope (ViEW)

Date:                    Sunday 25th August

Half Day:              0930-1630

Level:                    Introductory

Facilitators:  Organised by Veterinary Education Worldwide (ViEW) but all professions welcome

  1. Nicole Mastenbroek, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  2. Niels Bakkeren, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  3. Jenny Moffet, RCSI, Ireland
  4. Martin Cake, Murdoch University, Australia
  5. Claire Vinten, Royal Veterinary College, UK

Summary of theme and why it is important:  Depression and stress are some of the biggest challenges that today’s students face. They live in an increasingly fast-paced environment, preparing themselves for a complex and uncertain future.  Learning to deal with these challenges and to navigate life is a little like learning to be a circus performer: balancing the rope, juggling a few balls, letting go and trusting that others will be there to catch us. Although definitions of resilience vary, resilient people are better equipped to cope with challenges, to fail and then stand back up, and as such to experience better mental and physical well-being.
This interactive workshop will introduce the concept of resilience and explore how it can be utilised to improve the lives of both our students and ourselves.

Who should participate in the Pre-Conference Workshop?  Educators and students that would like to increase their knowledge on the concept of resilience and how to promote resilience in a higher education context.
What will they gain from participating?  Participants will:

  • Explore the concept of resilience
  • Learn how to take a holistic approach to well-being
  • Learn how to balance demands and resources
  • Discover ways to develop resilience in students

Cost: €215 (includes coffee and lunch)

Note:  Participants may be interested in joining a walking tour of the Campus of Veterinary Medicine

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-conference Workshop participants must also register for AMEE 2019 and pay the conference fee.


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