Presentations

Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

Conference Presentations

Symposium on student mental health, Society for Research into Higher Education Conference 2021, UK, December 2021

The project team will chair a symposium on student mental health. This symposium aims to bring to light some of the mental health challenges faced by individuals both in the lead up to, and during, their time at university. The studies in this symposium will use a variety of methodological approaches and draw on samples from multiple countries to offer a thorough exploration of the issues that some students experience.

Presentation 1: Student mental health: the view from history

In the first presentation, Dr Sarah Crook will establish the importance of focusing on student mental health by providing a historical perspective of the issue. This backdrop will help to inform our current understandings of the topic.

Presentation 2: Academic Pressures and Mental Distress During Adolescence: Associations with Participation in Higher Education

In the second presentation, the StudentWellLives project team will explore whether mental health problems during adolescence impact on the likelihood of young people attending university, as well as the type of university they go to.

Presentation 3: Mental health challenges associated with adaptation and acculturation among international students studying in Scotland

In the third presentation, Dr Nicola Cogan and colleagues will investigate some of the mental health challenges experienced by international students as they adapt to studying in a new country.

Presentation 4: University student mental health over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from the U-Flourish study

Finally, Professor Anne Duffy and colleagues will bring us up-to-date on the matter by looking at students’ mental health outcomes over the course of the pandemic.

The Discussant, Amy Zile from SMaRteN, will end the symposium by synthesising the implications of the papers to highlight ways forward for dealing with this ongoing issue.

Past Presentations

Invited Talks

USQ College Seminar series, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, 15th October 2021

Kieran gave a talk entitled ‘The impacts of social inequalities and the university environment on student wellbeing’.

Liverpool Hope University, UK, 13th October 2021

Anesa and Kieran gave a talk entitled ‘Longitudinal effects of mental wellbeing of young people entering university’. Abstract can be found here.

Psychology at Roehampton Seminar series (PROSE), University of Roehampton, UK, 25th June 2021

Anesa and Kieran gave a talk entitled ‘Impacts of adolescent mental health, social identity, and the university environment on the life outcomes of students and graduates’. Abstract can be found here.

Mood Disorders Centre Think Tank Seminar Series, University of Exeter, UK, 11th June 2021

Anesa and Kieran gave a talk entitled ‘Student wellbeing and life outcomes: The roles of social identity and the university environment’. Abstract can be found here.

Psychology Foundation Year Programme, School of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK, 2nd March 2021

Kieran presented on the methods used in the project as a quantitative methods case study for students on the psychology foundation year programme at the University of Surrey.

Surrey Assessment and Learning Lab Group Meeting, Surrey Institute of Education, University of Surrey, UK, 1st March 2021

Kieran presented on the intersectional multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity and discriminatory accuracy (MAIHDA) approach used in the project.

SMaRteN Virtual Seminar Series, UK, 21st October 2020

Kieran presented an overview of the project covering the background, research questions, analytical approach and planned impact.

Departmental Seminar, Surrey Institute of Education, University of Surrey, UK, 21st October 2020

In the first presentation for the Student Wellbeing & Life Outcomes Project, Kieran presented an overview of the project covering the background, research questions, analytical approach and planned impact.

Conference Presentations

Mental Health across the Life-course Conference 2021, Institute of Mental Health Sciences, Ulster University, UK, 2nd June 2021

Kieran presented a conference paper entitled ‘Impacts of adolescent mental health, social identity, and university attendance on mental health during emerging adulthood: Intersectional multilevel analyses of a national cohort study’.