Dr Katryna Kalawsky and Dr Sarah Turner are delighted to share Wellbeing in Higher Education, a compilation of short pieces exploring wellbeing in higher education from three perspectives:
Students – focusing on the benefits to technology integration, supporting foundation and postgraduate cohorts, and integrating international students into the wider university community.
Academic Staff – exploring support for academics in their daily work, as well as the importance of reflecting on conversations and whether they are healthy or unhealthy.
Education Developers – looking at how to foster workplace wellbeing in academia.
The aim of the SEDA Special is to provide readers with insights and guidance from experts about how to best support staff and students to achieve a work-life balance.
The project first began in September 2019, and although wellbeing in higher education was already a hot topic in the sector, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic greatly emphasised the need to share valuable resources and techniques developed by researchers from around the world.
Dr Kalawsky and Dr Turner commented: “We would like to thank all our contributors for their insight and guidance. We also wish those who read the Special the very best as we all continue to experience new working routines and practices throughout this academic year and beyond.”
More information about SEDA Special: Wellbeing in Higher Education can be found here.