Planning for Resilience on Placement (PROP): a prevention and wellness tool

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This workshop aims to offer an experiential introduction to an approach where students create and manage their own plans for developing personal resilience, in anticipation of forthcoming challenging periods of learning and development. In a student-led, practical, case-based session, delegates will discover what goes in the plans, and how they are used for support. Participants will also be able consider how this approach may apply in their own contexts through engaging in discussion with students and staff who co-created and evaluated a pilot project based around the plans. Although illustrated here as applied to placement learning in health profession education, this approach offers tremendous potential across higher education, developing the desirable graduate attributes of self-knowledge, personal agency and active engagement with available supports. Wider applications include planning for resilience on any type of work-based learning, on study abroad and internship opportunities, on group projects, and for the relative independence of online learning, dissertation study or career development.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2020
EventBeyond Measure? Exploring What Counts in Higher Education - Virtual, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20224 Jun 2022


ConferenceBeyond Measure? Exploring What Counts in Higher Education
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • personal resilience
  • students
  • higher education (HE)
  • placement learning
  • health profession
  • personal agency
  • active engagement


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