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Exam Plus a collaborative approach to promoting well-being at Keele University Library by Claire Smith, Aliss 2018

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Exam Plus a collaborative approach to promoting well-being at Keele University Library by Claire Smith, Aliss 2018

  1. 1. It’s the Keele difference. Exam Plus: A collaborative approach to promoting well-being at Keele Claire Smith Principal Library Assistant (Customer Services) c.smith3@keele.ac.uk
  2. 2. It’s the Keele difference. What is wellbeing? Connect Be Active Keep Learning Give to others Be Mindful NHS Five Steps:
  3. 3. It’s the Keele difference. Student Wellbeing in HE • UUK (2015) Student mental wellbeing in higher education • IPPR (2017) Not By Degrees
  4. 4. It’s the Keele difference. UUK (2015) Student mental wellbeing in higher education • Key transition points • Increase in number of students with mental health engaging in HE • HE can have positive impact – we need to demonstrate this.
  5. 5. It’s the Keele difference. IPPR (2017) Not By Degrees Recommendations: • Mental health and wellbeing should be strategic priority • Increase funding • Consistency across sector
  6. 6. It’s the Keele difference. Why the Library?
  7. 7. It’s the Keele difference. Where Keele fits in… “the pursuit of truth in the company of friends” • Valuing the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and well-being of individuals through its commitment to equality and diversity
  8. 8. It’s the Keele difference. Where Keele fits in… • Central location • 24/7 semester • Staffed 24/7 • Open 360 days a year
  9. 9. It’s the Keele difference. Exam Support • Cambridge University Study • Mental illness increase 2nd year • Mindfulness
  10. 10. It’s the Keele difference. The moment
  11. 11. It’s the Keele difference.
  12. 12. It’s the Keele difference. What is wellbeing? Connect Be Active Keep Learning Give to others Be Mindful NHS Five Steps:
  13. 13. It’s the Keele difference. Exam Plus… the beginning Stay Calm: mindfulness; massage; study space Keep Healthy: fruit & water; yoga; safety bus Achieve your Potential: revision skills; mock exams; support drop-ins
  14. 14. It’s the Keele difference. Advertising • Flyers • Postcards • Website • Plasmas • Social Media - #ExamPlus
  15. 15. It’s the Keele difference. The First Campaign • Over 2,000 hits on website • 700 fruit giveaways • 20 massages a day • Over 100 tweets sent by departments
  16. 16. It’s the Keele difference. Feedback “Get societies on board to offer free sessions” “Better selection of fruit” “Could the Safety Bus start at 11pm please?
  17. 17. It’s the Keele difference. The Exam Plus “journey” • Core Campaign • Remains collaborative • Ninth event
  18. 18. It’s the Keele difference. Where we are now
  19. 19. It’s the Keele difference.
  20. 20. It’s the Keele difference.
  21. 21. It’s the Keele difference.
  22. 22. It’s the Keele difference. The Exam Plus “journey”
  23. 23. It’s the Keele difference. How much time will it take? • 6 meetings per year • Google calendar administration • Signage • Cascading to staff • Bookings
  24. 24. It’s the Keele difference. Collaborative Working Exam Plus Student Support Student Learning Library Students Union Sports Centre Catering Chapel Counselling Halls of Residence
  25. 25. It’s the Keele difference.
  26. 26. It’s the Keele difference. What we’ve learnt (so far!)
  27. 27. It’s the Keele difference.
  28. 28. It’s the Keele difference. What’s Next? • Changing Spaces • Book Chat
  29. 29. It’s the Keele difference. “It’s the little things. It’s a great thing to do and really appreciated.”
  30. 30. It’s the Keele difference. • Galante, J. et al. (2018) A mindfulness-based intervention to increase resilience to stress in university students (the Mindful Student Study): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial, The Lancet Public Health, 3(2), pp. e72-e81 • IPPR (2017) Not By Degrees. Available from: https://www.ippr.org/publications/not-by-degrees [Accessed 30 November 2018]. • NHS (2018) Five steps to mental wellbeing https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental- wellbeing/ • UUK (2015) Student mental wellbeing in higher education. Available from: https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/student- mental-wellbeing-in-higher-education.aspx [Accessed 30 November 2018]. • University of Manchester Library (2018) Exam Extra. Available from: https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/exam-extra/ [Accessed 30 November 2018].

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