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Data-Driven Thriving in the University Community

We aim to provide leadership and empower capacity for thriving in university communities by developing data-driven asset-based education strategies in a global context for societal transformation. We aim to foster interdisciplinary research collaboration and networking among academic, support and professional services to promote positive education and well-being in the university community.

This research cluster will:  Develop projects that are committed to openness in research, inclusivity and representative of the entire university community; Explore the interplay of well-being, learning and resilience in the higher education curriculum through data-driven action-orientated research; Strategise educational programmes that apply intrapersonal assets to real-world interpersonal and societal issues; Create a network of academic, support and professional services leaders committed to fostering evidence-based strategies of resilience in tertiary education; Innovate future-facing, digital technologies aimed at supporting well-being in curricular and extra-curricular activities

This cluster is led by Dr Mark Hoelterhoff.

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Past Event: Flourishing in the Academic Community

 

On Tuesday 5 July 2022, the THRIVE Network hosted a morning of networking and workshopping around priority research themes looking at thriving in the university community.

Current Projects

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Edinburgh Lead Well Award

We are partnering with the Curriculum Transformation Board to develop a graduate award that draws intuitive connections and synergies with The University of Edinburgh Graduate Attributes such as  resilience, empathy, curiosity and courage and to help develop creative problem solving and critical thinking. The Edinburgh Lead Well Award is a project in development to create a university wide learning experience across communities. The development of this award will combine adaptive training and the science of compassionate thriving to help develop graduates to lead in changing cultures and embedding compassion in action. We are working to develop a menu of options and possibilities for students around wellbeing psycho-education, life skills and global citizenship.

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U-Flourish collaboration with Queens University

As one of the potential options for wellbeing psycho-education, we are partnering with Queens University in Toronto to implement and evaluate the U-Flourish course. Our partnership involves a multi-disciplinary group of researchers working in collaboration with Queen’s University to understand how best to support student well-being and mental health research.

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Our cluster members
Harriet Harris

Harriet Harris

Mark Hoelterhoff

Mark Hoelterhoff

Andy Shanks

Andy Shanks

Liz Grant

Liz Grant

Ruthanne Baxter

Ruthanne Baxter

Jon Turner

Jon Turner

Are you interested in our work?

Anyone with an interest in wellbeing within the context of higher education is welcome to join our Thrive network. 

If you are working on a project that fits with our research interests, we would love to hear from you.