Online image and caption competition

The #StudentWellLives project is launching an online image and caption competition to help raise awareness about student mental health and wellbeing. To enter, entrants must post a photo/image with a brief caption on either Instagram or Twitter based around the following question: “what does wellbeing mean for you at university?” There will be a prize for the best image!

Entrants on Instagram must tag our Instagram account in the caption: @studentwelllives. Entrants on Twitter must tag our Twitter account in the tweet: @uniwelllives. We will then share your post on our social media accounts and enter you into the competition.

Terms and Conditions:

By entering the competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

  • This competition is open to UK residents only.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • The competition will commence on 1 October 2021 and all entries must be received by midnight (GMT) on 30 November 2021. The project team accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, ineligible, corrupted or fail to be submitted by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid.
  • Multiple entries by the same individual are allowed (each post will count as a separate entry).
  • One winner and two runners-up will be selected by a panel of judges and contacted privately via Instagram or Twitter (depending on the platform used for entry) to arrange delivery of their prize.
  • The prize for the winner is £50 voucher and the prize for the two runners-up is £25 voucher.
  • The project team’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
  • Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the project team reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the competition without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner agrees to the use of their name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner and any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party.
  • By entering this competition each entrant confirms that their submissions are their wholly-owned creations and that, to the extent that such entries make use of any third party materials, these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights.
  • By submitting an entry, each entrant grants the project team a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented.
  • Each entrant also confirms that anyone depicted in an entry has given their permission for the inclusion of their image in the entry and the use of the entry including their image by the entrant and the project team.
  • To obtain details of the winners, please email stating the name of the competition in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. You are providing your submission to the project team and not to any other party.
  • These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Upcoming Events

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021
University Students’ Mental Wellbeing, 16th November 2021, 10.00 – 13.00 (GMT)

We will be holding a free interactive online event discussing the importance of mental wellbeing amongst university students and how they can best be supported. This event will be of particular interest to young people who are thinking of attending university (or have just started) and their parents or guardians. This event will also be of interest to higher education organisations and the national media. Details about the event and how to book tickets can be found here.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 and was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of the social sciences and a key element of ESRC’s commitment to promote awareness of UK social science research to new audiences.

Proposed Events

During the project we plan to hold a number of dissemination events to discuss the implications of our findings. If you would like to be notified about upcoming events, please contact either the Project Leader or Project Coordinator (see Project Team page) for further information.

Methods workshops, TBC

We plan to hold two methods workshops that will capacity-build other end-users by using our research as an example of looking at the issues of linking HESA and NSS data to established panel data. We will cover the methodologies we have used in deriving our data.