The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Imposter Syndrome

Mary's written a really interesting post about Mental Health and Graduate Students on her blog. Apparently there's a recognised psychological condition 'Imposter Syndrome' that affects high achievers, including academics, especially women and, I should think, a large proportion of PhD students! Given that most of us from time to time say we feel like frauds I suggest we all study these 10 Steps to Overcome Impostor Syndrome.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Um, I'm not sure it's actually an 'officially' recognized psychological condition. Or not universally so anyway. That doesn't stop it corresponding to a lot of people's experience, of course.