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Self-Belief: thinking positively about yourself and your abilities (Open Learning)

Self-belief: Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to the principles of self-belief at University.face filled with doubts about self


By the time you have completed this tutorial you should be able to:

  • Be clear on what self-belief is and why it is important
  • Be familiar with ways to build self-belief


Self-belief is how we value and perceive ourselves. It can affect whether you like and value yourself as a person; are able to make decisions and assert yourself; recognise your strengths and positives; and feel able to try new or difficult things.

Alternative formats

If you prefer to view this tutorial as either a Word document or as a video, select the Alternative Formats option from the left hand menu.

Time allowance

This tutorial should take 15 mins to complete.