International study shows how COVID enforced home working could adapt to continue effectively – UEA

The first international empirical study of work from home shows there are benefits that could be maintained after the pandemic. But the new research also outlined less-positive aspects, such as the lack of boundaries between work and home, and the loss of spontaneous, creative discussions or problem-solving. Researchers at the universities of East Anglia (UEA) […]

Mental health boost for students emerging from lockdown – Glasgow Caledonian University

GCU staff are being trained to support student mental health and wellbeing Santander, through Santander Universities, is supporting Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) with £25,000 of funding to help train staff to support student mental health and wellbeing. Working alongside the University’s Students’ Association and SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health), GCU will use the […]

New nature experiment to test link between the outdoors and wellbeing – University of Derby

A new research project has launched called ‘Nature up close and personal: A wellbeing experiment’, investigating the relationship between nature connectedness and wellbeing. The collaboration between the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), the University of Derby and the British Science Association (BSA) is asking the public to get up close and personal with […]

Calling for mindful stitching submissions – University of Brighton

Mindful making through lockdown. University of Brighton Fashion Communications lecturer Dr Jules Findley is calling for mindful stitching submissions inspired by coronavirus restrictions. Alongside her online teaching, the new project is inspired by Dr Findley volunteering to make scrubs for health care workers via Chichester Scrubs on her industrial lockstitch machine in the evening from home. Working […]

What is distancing doing to our social lives and wellbeing? – University of Nottingham

An international study to inform government response to the pandemic and understand its societal impact Since the World Health Organization’s announcement, we have “officially” been living with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, this means not going into work or even loss of employment altogether. Others may be distraught over the loss of […]

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