Student well-being as part of the student experience has been one of the foremost issues in HE planning in recent years, with an increased focus on what is distinctive about
Student well-being as part of the student experience has been one of the foremost issues in HE planning in recent years, with an increased focus on what is distinctive about student mental health and what responsibilities institutions have to support students. However, most studies have focused on the undergraduate experience. Concurrently, there has been an increase in the number of studies considering postgraduate students’ mental well-being. Yet, there is a clear distinction between these two groups and the increasing numbers of postgraduate taught (PGT) students.
This interactive online workshop will focus on what is distinctive about the PGT student experience and well-being support with the mapping of the needs of PGT students, how dedicated student services can support these, and also how these services fit within the broader institution. It will address the challenges presented by engaging students who are generally with an institution for only one year, and how this is exacerbated when engaging international students with different understandings of mental well-being.
Jordan Dawson, Student Experience Manager, will present the benefits and evaluation of a dedicated PGT support service with reference to a school-specific advising service established at the Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University, in 2019/20. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to improve the service offering at their own institution.
This interactive online workshop is designed for academics and professional service staff who interact with students – and particularly post-graduate students – seeking advise on well-being. It will also be of interest to those in charge of organisational staff well-being.
In collaboration with Adam Smith Business School
(Thursday) 14:00 - 15:15 CEST