Category Archives: Wellbeing

Mental health – be prepared

Mental health issues now affect a significant number of university students. In this post, UCA’s Ray Martin highlights key warning signs for both Home/EU and International students, and provides guidance about what you can do. What are the statistics? 29% … Continue reading

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How can induction tutoring help with retention?

Report authors Lynda Fitzwater (Senior Lecturer, Fashion Promotion and Imaging) Katie Allder (Senior Lecturer, Fashion Promotion and Imaging) Executive summary This qualitatively-researched cross-campus UCA report highlights course leaders’ views on level 4 tutoring practices and retention. Email and phone interviews … Continue reading

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Walking and learning – Rosie Holmes

_ Rosie Holmes, Learning Support Coordinator at UCA Farnham, explains how she walks with her students to help them achieve a deeper level of learning and reflection.   _ Rosie’s recent research ‘Walking towards a more embodied pedagogy’ explores the benefits … Continue reading

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Wellbeing strategies that work – Ruth Torr

_ Ruth Torr, Course Leader in Acting and Performance, shares the strategies she has developed to help her staff and students discuss mental and physical health to improve wellbeing and achievement. Ruth has also kindly shared some of the presentations … Continue reading

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