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Taking a holistic view on student wellbeing

Taking a holistic view on student wellbeing


Zoom recording

Zoom chat recording

In our latest Global Learner Survey 69% of students agreed that disruption to education caused by the pandemic has contributed to stress levels, anxiety or mental health issues. Despite indications showing that we will return to some form of ‘new normal’, what will be the challenges around student wellbeing in the future? We have invited three guest speakers to share their views on these challenges, specifically exploring considerations around access and transition for new HE students, financial contributors to poor wellbeing and how we can help students develop resilience to overcome some of these challenges.

This will be an interactive session with time for Q&A throughout.

Panel speakers

Leoarna Mathias – Senior Lecturer for Student Engagement – Newman University

Leoarna has a key role at the University to help students stay motivated and engaged in their degree courses. This has allowed Leoarna to explore the potential solutions to make higher education more inclusive. Newman University is a unique institution with an incredibly diverse population of students. Leoarna will share how the university addresses inclusivity and examine how recent events and transition to new modes of learning are likely to heighten anxiety among students and how this can be mitigated with appropriate support mechanisms

Emma Sue Prince – Director of Unimenta and author of “7 Skills for the Future

Emma Sue Prince is a specialist in experiential learning and believes 100% that this methodology is key to developing life skills and soft skills as it is the only way to develop self-awareness, upon which all behavioural change is based. Emma Sue is author of 7 Skills for the Future, published by Pearson Business in 2019. Emma Sue, is also the Lead Author for our recently published Online Learning Units, which are high quality interactive online courses in ‘Transitioning into HE’, ‘How to learn online’ and ‘Wellbeing’ which we are currently offering for free for this academic year to all UK and Irish HE institutions. More info on how to access these can be found below.

Vivi Friedgut – CEO, Blackbullion

Blackbullion.com provides digital financial education that develops financial confidence, knowledge, skills, and empowers better decision making. They are working towards their goal of improving outcomes for millions of young people across the globe by partnering with universities across the globe.

Over 700,000 students worldwide can currently access personal finance courses and university funding through their platform and want to make the world a better place by making it money-smart.