Over recent years, student mental wellbeing has had a high profile in the HE press. Understanding the impact we have, as professionals, in the way we teach and support learning, assess and give feedback is so important.
The recent publication of the University Mental Health Charter: Together for thriving futures gives a university and sector-wide approach. But what can we do as individuals in our practice to support students to thrive at university?
This workshop will contribute towards that understanding. It will look at why student mental wellbeing is important to us all in higher education. We will go on to explore how wellbeing is linked to learning and how students learn and their mental wellbeing. We will examine the role of the academic in relation to student wellbeing. Finally, we will look at learning, teaching and assessment and what you can do to improve the experience.
Who is delivering the workshop?
The day will be co-facilitated by Gareth Hughes and Sally Bradley.
Gareth Hughes is a psychotherapist and the Research Lead for Student Wellbeing at the University of Derby. He is also a Clinical Advisor for Student Minds.
Sally Bradley is a Senior Adviser, Professional Learning and Development, at Advance HE.