Imperial College London


Academic Overload: Balancing Your Competing Commitments

Do you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? Do you feel overloaded and exhausted at the end of each day? It is not uncommon to find academics juggling their workloads alongside a host of other responsibilities. Whether it’s publishing, teaching prep, attending conferences, applying for grants, or maintaining personal commitments – having multiple and competing commitments can leave academics feeling depleted. This interactive workshop will explore the challenges of academic overload and ways to move beyond it. We will walk through a series of steps that will enable you to reflect on, prioritise, and ultimately, better balance your competing commitments.

Upcoming Sessions (Online) 

  • Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 13 October 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 17 November 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Previous Session Dates 

  • Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday, 14 March 2019, 9:30pm-12:30pm
  • Wednesday 6 June 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Thursday 5 April 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday 14 November 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm