Key Information

Tutor: Dr Caroline Hargreaves
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Online & Face-to-Face sessions available
Maximum Course Capacity: 15


  • Thursday 17 February 2022
    13:00-14:30, MS Teams
  • Tuesday 10 May 2022
    11:30-13:30, South Kensington

An assertive person appears confident, communicates well and is skilled in dealing with people in all types of situations.

This blended course with preparatory and post course materials will give you knowledge and practice for evaluating situations and responding appropriately. It will focus example situations that you may encounter during your doctorate.

Course Information

This course includes preparatory activities (~30 minutes) to complete before the live course and to engage with during the course: you will receive the credit by participating in all preparatory and live course activities. 

There is tailored version of this course for Postgraduate Representatives who attend SSC meetings. This course is also of benefit to you if you missed the tailored provision, you can speak to the tutor to gain the tailored materials.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course and with preparatory and post-course materials, you will be better able to:

  • Identify the difference between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviour at work.
  • Recognise body language during meetings associated with these behaviours.
  • Employ active listening techniques and other communication skills.
  • Develop your self-confidence and ability to communicate effectively in meetings.
  • Evaluate situations and your response to improve outcomes.

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.  Bookings will close two weeks before each live session.