We have all been there. That feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach, the voice in your head telling you you’re not good enough, you haven’t worked hard enough, you were lucky this time but will be found out as an incompetent fraud at any moment. These thoughts and feelings are not pleasant, but many people suffer from them.
These feelings are examples of an interesting phenomenon called Imposter Syndrome. Imposter feelings can persist even when we have a proven track record of personal success in the task that we are now feeling self-doubt about. Although prevalent in many areas of daily life we would like to look further into Imposter Syndrome in Academia.
Join us for this event at Treforest Conference Centre where we will start by discussing Imposter Syndrome in Academia with a panel of academics and PGR student from USW.
You will have the opportunity to hear some of their personal lived experiences and how they were able to navigate those feelings.
Following the panel discussion, we will also be joined by our guest speaker Dr Marc Reid. Born and raised in Glasgow, Dr Reid is an award-winning scientist and speaker, delivering talks and workshops on Imposter Syndrome to audiences around the world. He is the author of the book “You Are (Not) a Fraud: A Scientist’s Guide to the Imposter Phenomenon”.
Please join us for this valuable event and register your attendance here.