Student wellbeing and personal development in engineering education
Poor student resilience and wellbeing is a prevalent issue in UK higher education which compromises progression and attainment levels, the overall student experience and effective personal development. While universities provide a range of support services such as wellbeing centres and mentoring schemes, few engineering curricula address issues of self and social awareness.
Aims and objectives
In this project, novel year one learning activities are being developed which address student personal development and wellbeing issues in a practical way, contextualised within engineering. This will include a range of online resources, self-evaluation tasks, group tasks and workshop sessions.
The work will focus on specific areas such as cultural values and awareness; social and personal inhibitors; stress management; and recognising and overcoming marginalisation based on gender, BAME and LGBTQ+.