QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions hosted a half-day seminar on the Flourishing University, exploring well-being and wisdom in higher education, for students, PhDs, staff and the wider society, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Below is the schedule of speakers along with the link to a Soundcloud audio of the sessions (two talks weren’t recorded). You can download the audio on iTunes here.
You can also download the slides below.
Session One: Introduction
Jules Evans, research fellow at Centre for the History of the Emotions: Why we need an interdisciplinary approach to flourishing in higher education
Rachel Piper, Student Minds head of policy: Co-creating a whole university approach to well-being
Dr Daniel Eisenberg, Healthy Minds Network: What universities can measure in student mental health and well-being
Edward Pinkney, Hong Kong University: Technology as a help and hindrance to student flourishing (audio not available)
Audio for session 1:
Session 2: Interventions and curricula for undergrads
Dr Michael Pluess, QMUL head of psychology: Teaching well-being / character through Positive Psychology (audio not available).
Dr Oliver Robinson, University of Greenwich psychology lecturer: The transitions of higher education
Professor Nigel Tubbs, programme leader of Modern Liberal Arts at University of WInchester: Liberal arts and flourishing
Dr Karen Scott, senior lecturer in political science at University of Exeter, and Kieran Cutting, political science graduate: Teaching the good life
Dr Siobhan Lynch, researcher in mindfulness at Southampton University: Mindfulness for students
Audio for session 2:
Session 3: The Flourishing University – Phds, staff well-being, engaging with society
Dr Amber Davis: The Happy PhD – PhD student mental health and well-being
Sally Rose, psychotherapist at Leeds University: Staff well-being in higher education
Danny Angel-Payne, public health undergraduate at QMUL: Open Minds and student volunteering in the local community
Audio for session 3:
For more interviews and articles from the Flourishing University project, check out our blog.