From Surviving to Thriving
A student’s guide to feeling and doing well at university
- Christian van Nieuwerburgh - Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, ICCE Ltd. (International Centre for Coaching in Education)
- Paige Williams - University of Melbourne
Applied Psychology (General) | Psychology (General) | Study Skills (UG)
Many universities around the world are seeing how they can use theories of positive psychology to help students cope well with the ever-increasing stresses of modern-day life and university.
This practical, hands-on book will help you understand, experience and put into practice skills and strategies to improve and sustain your wellbeing so that you can thrive throughout your time at university. With enough scientific theory and knowledge for you to understand why it works, our focus is on practical activities that will make a difference in your life.
Edited and authored by practising university teachers of the science of wellbeing, this textbook is essential reading for any student, whether you are studying positive psychology or just navigating university life. Each chapter explores a key area of positive psychology and provides activities to enhance your wellbeing and contribute to that of other people. Covering topics from identifying your strengths to mindfulness, and from dealing with adversity to the importance of play, this book will help you move from surviving to thriving at university.
Christian van Nieuwerburgh is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology and Health at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and Global Director of Growth Coaching International.
Paige Williams is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology and an Associate of Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne.
I suggested students to read the book.
This book helps me to guide students in their survival tactics through the journey of learning and understanding how to manage their work in order to sustain their performance.
I’ve recently become more interested in the topic myself and was looking for resources to complement my current course. I like the variety of topics and the approach that provides both some theoretical background for students who’d like to know more about the topics and practical exercises. Great book!