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Teaching Matters Edinburgh, created by the University of Edinburgh, complements the University's Teaching Matters blog. We invite students and staff to engage in topical conversations, both debating and celebrating aspects of Higher Education.

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Teaching Matters Edinburgh, created by the University of Edinburgh, complements the University's Teaching Matters blog. We invite students and staff to engage in topical conversations, both debating and celebrating aspects of Higher Education.

    Episode 6: Wellbeing in the curriculum (Part 3)

    Episode 6: Wellbeing in the curriculum (Part 3)

    In the final part of this three-part podcast, Wellbeing Advisors Douglas and Tessa talk to Dr Mark Hoelterhoff the four transformations mentioned in the Wellbeing in the Curriculum report, incorporating diverse experiences and what the next few years look like for the wellbeing in the curriculum project. This episode belongs to Podcast series: Student Wellbeing↗️.




    Timestamps: 

    (00:44) Douglas and Mark discuss the four transformations outlined in the Wellbeing in the Curriculum project for a couple of years ago.(03:54) Douglas and Mark discuss the importance of incorporating “diverse perspectives” into wellbeing initiatives at universities.(08: 29) Douglas further asks Mark what he would say to students who are uncomfortable with speaking about wellbeing in an academic setting.(12:53) Tessa asks Mark about what the plan is for the next couple of years.

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    • 20 min
    Episode 5: Wellbeing in the curriculum (Part 2)

    Episode 5: Wellbeing in the curriculum (Part 2)

    In the second part of this three-part podcast, Wellbeing Advisors Douglas and Tessa talk to Dr Mark Hoelterhoff about the examples of other universities work on bringing wellbeing into the curriculum and they discuss some of the potential challenges of doing so. This episode belongs to Podcast series: Student Wellbeing↗️


    Timestamps:

    (00:45) Douglas asks about other university examples and Mark answers.(06:11) Tessa talks about her thoughts on buy-in and Mark adds his thoughts.(13:52) Douglas asks Mark about the challenges and opportunities in embedding wellbeing in the curriculum of different disciplines(17:36) Tessa and Mark speak on the impact of Covid on implementation and wellbeing attitudes.


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    • 23 min
    Episode 4: Wellbeing in the curriculum (Part 1)

    Episode 4: Wellbeing in the curriculum (Part 1)

    In the first part of this three-part podcast, Wellbeing Advisers Douglas and Tessa discuss with Dr Mark Hoelterhoff the definition of wellbeing and touch upon the origins of a group project that Mark was a part of called 'Wellbeing in the Curriculum'. They cover themes of different perspectives around wellbeing, positive psychology and the importance of wellbeing throughout the university experience. This episode belongs to Podcast series: Student Wellbeing↗️


    Timestamps:
    (00:43): Introductions(02:52): What do we mean by wellbeing?(10:57): What were the origins of the project entitled Wellbeing in the Curriculum?(15:46): Tessa talks about her experiences at university,(17:46): Mark discusses some of the challenges around implementing wellbeing into a large institution such as Edinburgh University.

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    • 21 min
    Episode 3: PhD wellbeing (Part 2) - Isolation, Cost of living and Covid

    Episode 3: PhD wellbeing (Part 2) - Isolation, Cost of living and Covid

    In the second part of this two-part podcast, which is a continuation of last week's episode on PhD students' wellbeing, Sibyl Adam, student wellbeing adviser at the Student wellbeing service and Lorna street, a lecturer at the School of Geosciences discuss some of the practical difficulties in PhD life, such as isolation, cost of living crisis and the pandemic effect and how that can impact student well-being.

    Transcript of this episode↗️

    Timestamps:


    (0:44) ‘going into an academic job is not for the faint hearted’

    (03:48) impact of disruptions, cost of living, isolation, pandemic

    (10:43) Implications of transition to Doctoral training centre model from prior models of PhDs being associated with larger research projects

    (14:26) Going forward what can be done to offset PhD student isolation

    • 18 min
    Episode 2: PhD wellbeing (part 1) - The relationship between student and staff wellbeing

    Episode 2: PhD wellbeing (part 1) - The relationship between student and staff wellbeing

    In the first part of this two-part podcast, Sibyl and Lorna discuss the intersection of being a PhD student and wellbeing. They cover themes of cultures of overwork and acceptance of stress, relationship of student/staff wellbeing and individual vs structural responsibility.

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    (02:01): PhD journey and well-being, stress as a health and safety issue(05:25): Why do you think stress is not taken seriously?(08:01): Conversations surrounding PhD students and well-being (11:38): Individual vs structural responsibility(17:17): relationship between student and staff wellbeing.

    • 22 min
    Episode 1: Introduction to the Student Wellbeing Service

    Episode 1: Introduction to the Student Wellbeing Service

    In this podcast episode, three Student Wellbeing Advisers (Douglas, Sibyl and Tessa) introduce the service, including 1-to-1 support, drop-ins and proactive activities.

    They also discuss some of the common themes in student wellbeing that they’ve seen over the past 2 years. Tessa discusses the significance of transition for students going from their family homes to an independent life as a student, especially when coming from a different culture. Douglas discusses the wellbeing challenges of online students studying from their home countries. The advisers reflect on the diversity of the student population, and with that the diversity of wellbeing challenges. Sibyl discusses the prevalence of isolation and loneliness amongst students and the particular barriers neurodivergent students might face when transitioning from the structures of family and school to studying at a university.

    The advisers then introduce the upcoming podcast topics for the Wellbeing series.

    ⁠Transcript of this episode ⁠


    Timestamps:

    (0:45) - Introduction of the speakers and the Student Wellbeing service

    (2:08) - What does getting support from a well-being adviser maybe look like?

    (6:31) - What are the common themes in student wellbeing?

    (12:40) - Upcoming Conversations in the following podcast episodes

    • 13 min

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