Typically described as the ability to survive and thrive in the face of challenges.
Resilience is often referred to as a collection of skills that can help an individual perform under pressure. In the higher education context students face various pressures from the creation of their adult identity to examinations everyday peer pressure (both verbal and non-verbal) to the long-term uncertainty of their careers. A tutor has an important role to play in developing a learner's resilience. Resilience is a unique skill that enables an individual to perform under pressure.