• Relationships Between Creativity, Wellbeing, and Learning and Their Implications for Students in Higher Education

      Hughes, Gareth; University of Derby (Springer Link, 2019-07-06)
      There are a number of claims in the literature that by increasing creativity and creative learning, it may be possible to improve student wellbeing and learning and academic performance (e.g., Robinson and Aronica 2016). To evaluate this claim, it is first important to consider the contested relationship between wellbeing and creativity and then to consider the implications of these findings for student wellbeing, learning, and performance.
    • Student mental health: The role and experiences of academics.

      Hughes, Gareth; Panjawni, Mehr; Tulcidas, Priya; Byrom, Nicola; University of Derby; Student Minds; Kings College London (Student Minds, 2018-01-29)
      To understand more about how academics are managing student mental health, this project interviewed 52 academics at five universities. Participants reported large numbers of students experiencing mental health difficulties. A number of the academics interviewed described experiences of student mental illness that carried high levels of risk and distress. Academics who had worked in the role for many years stressed that they were seeing an increase in the prevalence of mental health difficulties. This report sets out 11 key findings and recommendations to ensure that students and academics are effectively and safely supported.