Mental Health

The VR revolution is already here – and it isn’t gaming.

An interesting article from TNW. VR and AR aren’t future techs: they’re right now technology. They’ve quietly transformed workforce education. Companies like Walmart and Verizon conduct employee training in VR. The military uses VR to prepare warriors for the battlefield, pilots for flight, and operators for remote deployment. It’s also a fantastic educational platform. Universities… Read more »

Well-Being in the Workplace

BU EdD student and PDA, Vianna Renaud, has just been appointed to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Workplace Executive Committee (https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-divisions/bacp-workplace/). This aligns with her doctoral research which aims to explore and develop ways of improving student confidence and overall well-being through a peer-to-peer employability coaching and mentoring programme. Vianna comments: “Whilst… Read more »

Top ten VR and AR articles for 2018 from Digital Bodies

Curtesy of Digital Bodies here is their top ten VR and AR articles of 2018. Stand alone VR headsets arrive. The shifting AR VR market. Top ten Augmented Reality quotes. AI in Mixed Reality Environments. A stunning AR art exhibition. Coming developments in VR headsets. Accesability developments. A captivating AR storytelling experience. VR in healthcare…. Read more »

Wonkfest 18: BU Head of Student Services Mandi Barron contributes to the student mental health debate

Debate Stage: crisis, what crisis? Is student mental health really a “no brainer”?   Student mental health is making headlines almost daily – so this session was (unsurprisingly) packed. But kicked off by focusing whether or not this amounts to a ‘crisis’. Chris Shelley, Director of Student Academic Services, University of Greenwich reports Tressler set out… Read more »

BU staff published in new book ‘Enhancing Employability in Higher Education through Work Based Learning’ by Palgrave Macmillan

‘Enhancing Employability in Higher Education through Work Based Learning’ has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. Edited by Dawn Morley, formerly of BU and now at Solent University, there were the following contributions by BU academics, staff and students:: Dr Sue Eccles and Vianna Renaud (Bournemouth University) Chapter Title: Building Students’ Emotional Resilience through Placement… Read more »

Curie Scott joins the advisory board of The International Health Humanities Network

Curie Scott has been invited to join the advisory board of The International Health Humanities Network. You can book now for the annual conference in Southampton (2-4 Aug). The International Health Humanities Network, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, works to develop ways that arts and humanities knowledge and practice can enhance health… Read more »

The screen colour “Cyan” is the hidden ingredient in sleep

University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while reducing cyan is associated with helping sleep. The impact was felt even if colour changes were not visible to the eye. The researchers want to produce devices for computer screens and phones that could increase or decrease cyan levels. Sleep researchers have… Read more »

Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics

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With thanks to Michelle Morgan, ADSE in FMC for sharing ==== This timely report from Student Minds in collaboration with Kings College and the University of Derby presents the challenges facing academics in providing support to students with mental health issues.  The report sets out 11 key findings and recommendations which will be helpful to… Read more »

“Releasing Potential: Higher Education sector’s contribution to adult and young people’s mental health”. June12-13th

Apologies for cross posting, this looks like an excellent event. Colleagues may be interested in the following conference here at York St John University “Releasing Potential: Higher Education sector’s contribution to adult and young people’s mental health”. June12-13th https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/events-calendar/events/health/releasing-potential-higher-education-sectors-contribution-to-adult-and-young-peoples-mental-health-.html The programme for the 2 days is now available. It is set to be a really… Read more »