Journal article

Implementing a whole-of-curriculum approach to student wellbeing

A Brooker, M McKague, L Phillips

Student Success | Published : 2019


This article reports and extends on an emerging initiative presented at the 2018 STARS Conference (Auckland, New Zealand). Many universities are invested in student mental health, but solutions can be hindered by concerns about the fit, cost, effectiveness, or sustainability of diverse initiatives. We argue that university staff looking to support student wellbeing should first consider how their specific university contexts can support or diminish wellbeing, and then design initiatives that will fit within supportive systems. This argument is embedded within dynamic systems theory, which considers how relationships between systems can lead to widespread change when any single system changes..

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