Global conference on student mental health and wellbeing

2018 Global Student Living Conference aims to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the higher education sector today

The 2018 Global Student Living Conference will focus on strategies for student mental health and wellbeing. It will bring together academic experts, policymakers and practitioners to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the Higher Education sector today.

The conference is being hosted by Red Brick Research and will be held at the University of Leicester on 21st June. The agenda will explore the impact of changes in HE policy, present new international research on student wellbeing, and deliver practical workshops and breakout sessions led by experts in their field. This conference will appeal to policymakers, academics, student services professionals, students’ unions and accommodation providers tasked with developing and sharing best practice.

International experts will be presenting alternative approaches to managing student wellbeing, alongside leading UK speakers including:

  • Professor Jon Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience, University of Leicester.
  • Dr Diana Beech, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).
  • Bobbi Hartshorne, External Relations and Student Wellbeing, GSA & The Student Housing Company.
  • Lizz Brocklesby, Social / Cause Marketing Manager, Time To Change.
  • Dr John Turnpenny, Associate Dean and lead on The Courage Project, University of East Anglia.
  • Rosie Tressler, Chief Executive Officer, Student Minds charity.
  • Dr Knut Schroeder, GP, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Practice, University of Bristol / Student Health App and distrACT app.

Tim Daplyn, Managing Director of Red Brick Research said: “We are delighted to be hosting this conference here in the UK in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the NHS. This conference presents a unique opportunity for those designing and delivering the student experience to be inspired by new insights and emerging best practice from around the world.”. 

The conference is supported by student accommodation provider GSA and The Student Housing Company who are launching brand new international research that has examined student wellbeing policy and practice across the UK, Spain, Germany and Australia.  

Bobbi Hartshorne, Global Head of Student Wellbeing, GSA, said; “GSA is proud to be supporting the 2018 Global Student Living Conference. Student accommodation providers have a responsibility to contribute to the understanding of student wellbeing. This is after all, where students spend a considerable proportion of their time. We also recognise an opportunity for student accommodation providers to deliver truly impactful approaches to optimising student wellbeing. We’re delighted to be launching the results of our own international research at this conference.”

The conference is being held on the 21st of June 2018 at the University of Leicester, Stamford Court. To book tickets and view the agenda visit:

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