Are you OK? Mental health of PhD students and supervisors (UKCISA members only)

As part of our work supporting mental health awareness week, UKCISA is running a webinar from the winners of the Paul Webley Award for Innovation in International Education.

This webinar reports on the research project, funded by UKCISA in 2018-19. The research investigated how well supervisors understand the mental health and wellbeing of international doctoral students, and what support supervisors can provide given the seemingly poor levels of psychological wellbeing experienced by this group of students.  Fifteen doctoral supervisors from UK HEI institutions who have supervised at least two international doctoral students to completion were recruited. The supervisors were interviewed via telephone or skype to address the following research questions:

  1. What is the level of understanding about mental health/wellbeing issues of international doctoral students amongst UK-based supervisors?
  2. To what extent are UK-based supervisors equipped to respond appropriately to these mental health/wellbeing needs?
  3. What additional support or resources would supervisors benefit from to be better able to support international doctoral students’ needs?
  4. We will present the findings of the study and implications for future practice and policy

UKCISA members click here for further detail about how to join the session.

  • Date(s): 19 May 2020
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Price: Free for members
  • Location: Webinar
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