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Take part in research evaluating student wellbeing during the first year of university

We're looking for volunteers to be part of a programme evaluating whether problem-solving peer support groups can help improve student wellbeing.

Transitioning to university can be stressful or raise specific challenges. The problem-solving peer support programme (ProSperS) aims to provide support through regular student group sessions that are taking place in Semester 1.

Eligibility

All students (including autistic students) entering first year at universities in the South West of England in autumn 2019 can take part.

Benefits of taking part

You will receive £10 each time you participate (completing an online survey or attending a group on campus).

What’s involved?

Time 1

Early in Semester 1 you will complete an online survey measuring anxiety, mood, and wellbeing. You may then be invited to attend regular problem-solving peer support groups throughout Semester 1, where students will support each other in practical real life problem-solving. The groups will take place on your campus.

Time 2

At the end of Semester 1 you will complete an online mood and wellbeing survey. You will complete this regardless of whether or not you were invited to the group sessions.

Time 3

At the end of Year 1 you will complete an online mood and wellbeing survey. You will complete this regardless of whether or not you were invited to the group sessions.

Team

The programme is being conducted by Dr Jade Norris, Dr Chris Ashwin and Professor Mark Brosnan from the Department of Psychology.

Take part in this research

Register your interest Registration only takes 2 minutes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the programme, please email the team: