The “Católica In! Innovate to include” organizes ShortTalks at UCP

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 14:16

On October 16th, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at the Regional Center of Braga, at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), the project organizes the first of five ShortTalks by Católica In! sessions, open to the entire academic community.

With the theme “Activate yourself: Start your transformation now!", Mafalda Silva and Claúdia Ferreira, Personal Trainners linked to the Active by Split project, promote physical and mental activity by promoting a Body & Mind class. The philosophy focuses on the premise that each person must be well, taking care of themselves, to achieve their best version.

The following sessions will take place online, on Mondays, from 1pm to 2pm:

  • 2nd session | 10/30/23: “In Conversation With... Mazagão in Nutrition”.

This session will be attended by Nutritionist and Trainer Inês Mazagão, with the aim of expanding knowledge about Nutritional Sciences and their connection with sleep.

  • 3rd session | 6.11.23: “Your Evil is Sleep”.

This session will be attended by Bruna Reis, a Cardiopneumologist specializing in Sleep Medicine, who will explore the various aspects of sleep and how they can interfere with our daily lives.

  • 4th session | 13.11.23: “Time management: Turns Procrastination into Action”.

This session is attended by Carolina João Fernandes, Bachelor and Master in Management, Consultant, Trainer and certified productivity and organization mentor. This session will seek to help the sense of organization and productivity in order to lead to a happy life and the achievement of professional success.

  • 5th session | 11/20/23: “ABC of Self-Care: Less Anxiety and + Self-Esteem”.

This session will be attended by Helena Paixão, Clinical Psychologist, and will share tools that will seek to help mitigate anxiety issues and increase self-esteem.


Based on the themes of the “Sharper Minds” program at the University of Queensland, these sessions aim to promote physical and mental health, in order to contribute to academic success.

In the words of Armanda Gonçalves, from the Católica In! coordination team, coordinator of the Degree in Psychology and Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences (FFCS), “the academic success of students depends on their physical and emotional well-being. We hope with these initiatives to promote awareness regarding the importance of self-care and help our students, as well as other groups in our academic community, to develop resources that allow them to achieve this goal”.


The ShortTalks by Católica In! It is available HERE.



The “Catholic in! Innovate to Include”, a joint project between the Braga and Porto Regional Centers of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, aims at the integration and academic success of first-year undergraduate students.

This project is supported by the project “Skills 4 Post-COVID - Skills for the future in Higher Education”, financed by Portugal 2020, within the scope of POCH – Human Capital Operational Program (POCH-02-53I2-FSE-000026), through the ESF – European Social Fund. The “Catholic in! Innovate to Include” started in the second semester of the 2022/2023 academic year, and will continue until the first semester of 2023/2024, on the Porto and Braga campuses of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Registration is open to the entire community of the Braga and Porto Regional Centers of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa by filling out this form.