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Student mental wellbeing - creating inclusive curricula and learning environments is a collaborative cluster project. The project aims to develop the processes and tools that academic staff use to design curricula. This will help staff create teaching and learning environments that are inclusive and promote student mental wellbeing. The cluster is being led by Glasgow Caledonian University in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, University of Stirling and sparqs. The project team will achieve their aims through hosting professional development activities and exploring the possibility of establishing a special interest group on this topic.


The cluster’s in person and online sessions have focused on different aspects of practice and wellbeing. The remaining two webinars will focus on student partnership and co-creation and assessment.

Collaborative cluster

professional development activity

Compassionate assessment post-Covid-19: improving assessment long-term


On 17 September, Professor Sally Brown completed our webinar series on by encouraging us to think deeply about assessment practices: - recognising the factors that make assessment a high stress activity (for students and staff) - in the longer term, using to our advantage the swift and considerable changes that have been implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic - offering a range of tips in re-thinking assessment practices so they are authentic, inclusive, rely more on reflection on practice and make more use of asynchronous methods - sharing a number of examples from different subject areas.

Compassionate assessment post-COVID19: improving assessment long term

Publication Date: 24 Sep 2020


Webinar chat: Compassionate Assessment post COVID-19 improving assessment long-term

Publication Date: 24 Sep 2020


Curriculum Co-Creation and its Potential for Transforming Student Wellbeing


A webinar event was held on 1 September 2020 and featured Dr Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka, University of Edinburgh, who presents her research on students as partners and curriculum co-creation. Tanya describes current principles and understandings of curriculum co-creation, drawing from her research that focuses on how curriculum co-creation and how this can enhance students' higher education experience.



Curriculum Co-Creation and its Potential for Transforming Student Wellbeing

Publication Date: 08 Sep 2020


Student mental wellbeing and teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic


A webinar event was held on 21 May 2020, which featured a presentation from Gareth Hughes, Psychotherapist and Research Lead for Student Wellbeing at the University of Derby. A Wakelet captures the key points from the session.



Student Mental Wellbeing and Teaching during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Publication Date: 08 Jun 2020


Student mental wellbeing: Creating inclusive curricula and learning environments


Student mental wellbeing: Creating inclusive curricula & learning environments

Publication Date: 06 Feb 2020


An in-person event was held on 23 January 2020, which featured presentations and interactive workshops. A Wakelet captures the highlights of the day.



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Policy/strategic frameworks
Staff mental health
Good practice 
Research
Innovation 
Specific areas of focus
Student characteristics
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