Supergen early career researchers cross-hub webinar series: Wellbeing and working from home

Thursday 2 July, 10:30-11:30am BST, Online (Zoom)

We are hosting the second in a new series of cross-hub webinars to allow early career researchers (ECRs) from all the Supergen Hubs to connect, and this session will focus on wellbeing and working from home. The webinar will be delivered by Matt Dix, trainer and coach, from the University of Birmingham.

Matt has a broad range of experience gained over 25 years as a trainer, coach, counsellor and training manager within organisations ranging from policing, higher education, the voluntary/charitable sector and the private/commercial sector.

This session will assist you in reflecting on your own personal resilience in times of challenge. We will cover responses to opportunity and threat and explore the significance of our thoughts, behaviours and language in the context of our mental health and wellbeing. We will also consider how to adjust our approach to managing time and energy when working from home, identifying what supports our resilience and how we can use our empathy effectively to assist others.

Make sure you join to find out about the latest techniques for dealing with the challenges of working from home and maintaining well-being during the pandemic. To get the Zoom event login, please email supergen-share@aston.ac.uk.

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About the Supergen hubs

Despite their vital importance to the UK’s energy sector, industry and society, there is no current whole systems approach to studying the interconnected and interdependent nature of energy network infrastructure and the challenges it faces. The Supergen Energy Networks Hub will establish a vibrant, well-connected, diverse, open and communicative energy networks community with a deeper understanding of whole systems approaches to energy networks.

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub provides research leadership to connect academia, industry, policy and public stakeholders, inspire innovation and maximise societal value in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

The SuperSolar Hub is a complementary mix of researchers within the photovoltaics (PV) field in the UK, with internationally recognised expertise. By working together and engaging with industry, the SuperSolar Hub has played a crucial role in the development of perovskites as exciting Third Generation PV materials that are now on the cusp of commercial realisation.

Research within the Supergen Bioenergy Hub looks at the whole bioenergy chain, examining the characteristics and potential of different biomass and feedstocks, developing pre-treatment and conversion processes and identifying the best ways to deliver bioenergy. It also takes a holistic view of energy systems, assessing the role and impact of bioenergy on them and on related sectors. The hub’s research is underpinned by strong engagement with industry, policy and societal stakeholders.

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ connects and serves stakeholders across the whole energy community, advancing and championing UK energy storage research and deployment. Driven by a multi-disciplinary investigator team and a well-established and growing base of expert members, Supergen Network+ will convene the energy storage community across discipline to enable it to grow, to flourish and to strengthen its leading position in the sector.