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Connecting to the core of University life

AcademicLives provides unique and direct engagement with the core experience of university life to enhance the connection between aspiration, everyday practice and personal well-being.

Developed by Will Medd, as a professional certified coach, coach supervisor, meditation trainer and a former academic with an international research reputation, AcademicLives offers a portfolio of experiential coaching based workshops and programmes, and one-to-one and group coaching, uniquely supported by an intimate understanding of the experience of academic life.

Working with academics at all stages of their career – from PhD student, to contract researcher, to Lecturers, and Professors, Heads of Departments and Deans – the approaches developed bring together the agendas of performance, retention, employability and personal resilience and well-being.

“Invaluable in redressing work-life balance and getting to the core of what I want to achieve which is integral to improving my performance within my department and the institution.” (PI Development Programme, Lancaster University, 2017)

“Brilliant – engaging and friendly from the start. Made everyone feel welcome and valued” (The PhD Leader, Leeds University School, November 2018)

“Will was excellent and really used a wide variety of experiential learning techniques that had a lasting impact” ResilientResearcher, Manchester Metropolitan University, November 2017)