Fitness to study: lessons from the United Kingdom

Wilson, David (2015) Fitness to study: lessons from the United Kingdom. In: 7th Annual NABITA (National Behavioral Intervention Team Association) Conference, 17-19 November 2015, San Antonio, Texas, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The majority of students who study at college or university will take responsibility for their own wellbeing. However, there are some students who will struggle with their own health, and this will have a detrimental effect on their own learning, and possibly impact on their peers and the staff who work with them. Additionally, there is growing evidence to suggest that colleges and universities are seeing more and more students with complex emotional, psychological, and mental health concerns. By having clear policy and procedures such as Fitness to Study, early intervention can be implemented with positive outcomes, including:
1. The improvement of the individual student’s wellbeing
2. A reduction in stress for faculty and support staff in their support of the more challenging student presentations
3. An adoption of joined-up working practices across the organization, breaking through communication silos
4. Increased retention rates for the organization.

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Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 15:51
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2017 17:01
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2679

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