Supporting Student and Staff well-being

Course description

Hear from presenters from different areas of the university on ways in which they support student and staff wellbeing. 

If you have selected to attend via Teams, you can do so on the day via this link.

Pop-up sensory rooms to support student wellbeing
Amy Kosandiak and Kate Mitchell / Library
Library recently partnered with the FNSSA (Flinders Neurodivergent Study Support and Advocacy) Student Group to provision 'pop-up' sensory rooms at Central, Medical and Sturt Libraries. These have been found to be a much needed resource for both student and staff wellbeing. In this presentation Amy and Kate will share how the partnership worked, some feedback on the sensory spaces, and what we might be able to do next.

Safety and Respect on campus
Presenter: Robyn Dwight / Student Experience and Management
Robyn will provide an overview of Flinders Safety and Respect of Campus programs to prevent and respond to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault, and the role of Student Equal Opportunity Advisor.

Student wellbeing initiatives in the MD course
Presenter: Maxine Moore / College of Medicine and Public Health
Presentation on various student wellbeing initiatives in the MD course e.g., personal and professional development theme, learning coach initiative, and collaborative relationship between MD staff and university Health, Counselling and Disability services.

Meeting the wellbeing needs of neurodiverse students
Presenter: Chloe Walton / student
This presentation offers valuable insights on the importance, benefits, and practical recommendations for supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent students at Flinders University. 

Staff wellbeing 
Annabelle Neall /  Education, Psychology and Social Work
Universities are evolving unprecedentedly, underpinned by continuous technological advancements, globalisation, and novel working and teaching formats. In this presentation, we’ll discuss how to identify when staff may be experiencing stress and burnout and how we can work towards greater levels of engagement, satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. 

Additional speakers TBC.

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