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Staff members lead wellbeing webinars on behalf of the Staff Educational Development Association

Co-Editors of an upcoming Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) wellbeing special, Dr Sarah Turner (Centre of Academic Practice) and Dr Katryna Kalawsky (Doctoral College and Centre of Academic Practice), are leading three webinars during the spring to enable different higher education institutions to consider and share ideas and initiatives to support student, staff, and educational developer wellbeing.

The sessions will take place as follows:

  • Student Wellbeing (11 February, 12.30pm-2.30pm)

Consideration of students’ wellbeing is a current priority in HE. This webinar will focus on student (taught and research) wellbeing from four different perspectives (international students, comparisons between taught and research populations, extra-curricular activities, and academic resilience). There will be an opportunity for attendees to engage in a detailed discussion to draw upon experiences and importantly share strategies and best practice to support student wellbeing.

  • Staff Wellbeing (9 March, 12.30pm-2.30pm)

Supporting the wellbeing of academic staff in HE has become a growing area of importance within the sector. In this webinar, presentations will explore staff wellbeing from different angles (professional practice environment, new lecturer transition, and mentally healthy conversations) and will include different methods of support that attendees may wish to introduce in their practice.

  • Educational Developer Wellbeing (21 April, 12.30pm-2.30pm)

For those that support the development of academics and other staff with educational responsibilities, it is important to consider the role they play in terms of promoting wellbeing. This webinar will enable discussion on how Educational Developers can incorporate wellbeing into development programmes as well as how they can support their own professional development.

Speaking about the event, Dr Turner said: “During each webinar, attendees will hear from a range of contributors about work within their institutions followed by a Q&A session. The second part of each workshop will enable attendees to share and discuss best practice.”

Dr Kalawsky added: “The SEDA wellbeing webinars will provide an opportunity for HE colleagues to learn about how some universities are trialling new methods to support wellbeing within their institutions. Ultimately, the webinars offer a time for those with a shared interest or passion for wellbeing to pause and become inspired to introduce positive change.”

The webinars will be delivered via Zoom. You can attend all or individual sessions. For more information including how to book, visit the SEDA event booking webpage.