Leadership programme 7-9th July 2021

the Laidlaw leadership workshops took place this week

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It's been a busy week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I was working on my research project - getting started on my reliability coding.

However, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I also had the Laidlaw leadership programme on zoom. Overall, this was a very valuable experience - not only did I get to know some of the scholars in my cohort but it also made me aware of how I can become a better leader.

The programme consisted of 4 zoom sessions focusing on developing 'myself', understanding leadership and preparing for my research project. As part of this I took part in a group project where we made a presentation on rebuilding connections which, we received great feedback on!

Also on Thursday I had the chance to meet some of my cohort at a picnic on campus which was really lovely to see people in person :)

I also received my report from the personality inventory I took as part of the scholarship - this has shown me some areas I need to work on and I'm looking forward to going through this in the scholar coaching sessions.

Excited for next week to do more of my research!

Ellen Lavender

Scholar, University of York

I'm a 2nd year psychology MSci student specialising in developmental disorders. My project focuses around the development attention in infants and if certain maternal strategies scaffold joint attention and how this varies cross culturally in the UK and Uganda.

I'm really excited for the Laidlaw programme by building my confidence through the leadership programme and exploring my passion for research further!