EVENT: Wellbeing in higher education

London Met to host a conference discussing staff wellbeing in universities on on Wednesday 4 July. Colleagues from across the sector are invited to attend.

Date: 16 May 2018

London Metropolitan University is hosting a free one-day conference on ‘Staff Wellbeing in Higher Education (HE): Precepts, Practices and Potentialities in Challenging Times’ on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

Concerns around wellbeing in the HE sector have been growing in recent years. In August 2017, a report by RAND Europe, titled Understanding Mental Health in the Research Environment, revealed that the majority of university staff find their job stressful, with levels of burnout comparable to those among “high risk” groups such as healthcare workers.

This conference will provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss different perceptions of wellbeing and how universities are responding to supporting staff in HE. The conference is open to all colleagues interested in wellbeing and professionals working to support wellbeing programmes and initiatives in universities across the country.

The programme includes; keynote speakers, panel discussions, a number of parallel sessions and there will be plenty of networking opportunities. Representatives from Universities UK, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), University of Bedfordshire, Nottingham Trent University, London Metropolitan University and Brunel University will be in attendance.

This conference will contribute towards a good practice framework on staff wellbeing in higher education. Colleagues from across the sector are invited to attend.

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Join our programme

We already have some great sessions planned for the day, but there’s always room for more! We would welcome presentations from members of staff about topics which cover the following areas:

  1. Measuring the impact of wellbeing initiatives
  2. Innovative organisational practices to support staff wellbeing
  3. Perceptions of staff wellbeing in HE in challenging times
  4. Creative learning and teaching methods to promote staff wellbeing    
  5. Staff wellbeing and student wellbeing, opportunities and challenges
  6. Growth, belonging, support, and security fundamentals of staff wellbeing

All presentations will require you to present your ideas for 20 minutes and the remaining time will be for discussion and tasks.

Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words and a 50 word biography. Please submit your abstract 

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