Perfectionism Among Students

Perfectionism Among Students

During these times where the global pandemic regarding COVID-19 can have a massive influence on student learning, wellbeing and health, it can be especially challenging as a UM teaching staff member to support students that may be in need. Therefore EDLAB is able to offer various interesting workshops designed by the UM Psychologists and UM Wellbeing Movement that may support UM teaching staff in fostering student wellbeing in these challenging times. One of these workshops is “Perfectionism Among Students”.

Description workshop

While some students wear it like a badge of honor, perfectionism can be a burden for many of them. It sneaks its way into all realms of life: work, creativity, health, relationships… Nobody likes making mistakes. But it’s a completely different story if you want to do it all so perfectly, that you don’t allow yourself any mistakes. So where does perfectionism actually stem from? More than anything, perfectionism can go so far that your self-esteem reaches rock-bottom. In this workshop, you’ll gain a greater awareness of perfectionistic habits and recognize where these help or hinder your students. By creating an awareness of students’ habits and motivations, you can pave the way to help your students to find a better balance in life.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

◊ Identify perfectionistic behavior and contrast its benefits and disadvantages

◊ Explain the relationship between perfectionism and the pursuit of unrelenting standards

◊ Set specific goals and take action to reduce the negative impact of perfectionism

◊ Challenge perfectionistic thinking and behavior

Whether you are active as a tutor, course coordinator, mentor, study advisor or you fulfill multiple roles, this workshop can offer everyone new insights into perfectionism among students.

You can register using the sign-up sheets provided below.

About the trainers

In these challenging times, student mental health has never been more important. Students might not always have the required skills yet to overcome the challenges they are faced with. Therefore the UM Psychologists and the UM Wellbeing Movement strive to make students more resilient and provide them with sufficient means to acquire skills that promote wellbeing during their studies and further in their professional career and life. At UM, there are many initiatives, programmes and plans that can contribute to student wellbeing and at the end of this workshop we will provide you with an introduction and overview of these ventures. Already interested? A broad range of (online) lectures, workshops and training sessions have been developed for students to develop themselves personally and professionally. Check out the complete offer:

PLEASE NOTE that this workshop is planned to take place via Zoom and you will receive a link in an outlook invitation prior to the event.

Activity full or can’t make this date? Then sign up for the waiting list and we’ll let you know as soon if this event is scheduled again.

Costs & cancellations
Due to the challenges arising for our teaching staff due to the COVID-19 situation and in order to provide quick and essential teacher support, EDLAB is offering this course to you free of charge.  Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainers, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 5 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested.  Cancellation without 5 days’ notice, or failure to show up entirely may result in your department being charged the full cost price.

EDLAB reserves the right to postpone this event should a minimum of 6 participants not be reached.