Resilience for Professional Life

Module code: 5WSEL017W
Credit Levels: 5
Credit value: 20
Semester: 2
Available to: Students in all faculties, however some courses already include cross-disciplinary modules and are structured to offer opportunities to expand professional skills. Students on these courses are unable to choose Westminster Plus Electives – check the list of courses

Please note: elective modules are subject to availability.

Module Leader: Jenni Nowlan
Email: [email protected]

This Elective will help you to understand resilience from a personal perspective through to a community level, and help you to create a flourishing life. Research has underlined that individual resilience is strongly associated with physical and psychological markers of stability, which provides you not only with an ability to cope with adversity but also to deal with general academic pressures.

The module aims to give you an understanding of the theoretical background of resilience and wellbeing, to develop self-awareness of your own resilience as well the wellbeing of others, and to be able to apply the skills of effective resilience tools to yourself and others in the community.

Teaching and learning methods include a mix of workshops, seminars, lectures, experiential field trips, online discussion forums, group work and self-study. Assessment is divided between an in-module paper examining two of the theoretical concepts underpinning resilience, and an end-of-module reflective narrative (either a written, performed, or artistic piece) exploring your own experience of using resilience strategies.

What’s the advantage?

This module is great if you are interested in:

  • Finding out more about resilience in a professional context, especially within an applied workplace and goal-oriented setting;
  • Showcasing to a future employer that you understand the skills required for sustained success in a changing world;
  • Understanding what makes different people tick at a professional and interpersonal level.