Mental health events, 9-11 June 2020

International Student Mental Health Online Seminars 9-11 June

Bookings will open on 1 June

Programme of online events

Tuesday 9 June @ 10-11am
Student Minds University Mental Health Charter

Student Minds will introduce their guidance on how universities can prioritise mental health and wellbeing of staff and students in a Covid19 context.

They'll provide a brief introduction to Student Minds, their approach to supporting students and universities during the pandemic, and what they've been finding about the impact of the pandemic on student and staff mental health through their listening and research with the sector.
They'll then introduce the key areas universities can focus on to support the mental health and wellbeing of your communities, and pick out key areas to consider in supporting international students.

Tuesday 9 June @ 1-2pm
International Student Mental Health and Further Education

Colleagues from the FE sector will explore what staff need to consider when supporting students in FE. Full details to be confirmed.

Tuesday 9 June @ 3-4pm
Mental Health and the Curriculum

Dr Heather Gray and Dr Shiv Shanmugam from Glasgow Caledonian University will present on research that they have carried out in Scotland on student mental wellbeing and the curriculum. This is of interest to all staff supporting international students through their studies in the UK, and particularly useful for academic staff who wish to consider how best to adapt programmes (face to face and online during the Covid-19 Crisis) to ensure positive student mental wellbeing.

Wednesday 10 June @10-11am
International student mental health policy and practice

Online discussion including the Office for Students. Full details to be confirmed.

Thursday 11 June @ 10-11am
An international student perspective: interview with Parvathy Ramesh

This is a unique opportunity for members to hear from #WeAreInternational student ambassador and University of Glasgow MSc student in Global Mental Health, Parvathy Ramesh. In conversation with UKCISA Director of Policy and Services, Julie Allen, Parvathy will share some of her learning from her course, talk about her experience of being an international student in the UK and how Covid-19 has impacted on her (and her peers’) mental health. She will also give us an insight into support for mental health in her own country, India, and she will tell us about what staff in universities and colleges can do to support international students during their studies in the UK.
Members will also get the chance to pose questions to Parvathy in advance, when they book online.


UKCISA member single session (plus recording): £45
UKCISA member week pass (all five sessions plus recordings): £150
Student Unions' first session: Free
Student Unions'  further session: £45
Non-UKCISA member single session (plus recording): £65
Non-UKCISA member week pass (all five sessions plus recordings): £200
Special offer: FE members and members of AoC and/or Colleges Scotland and/or Colleges Wales - Thursday FE session free to attend