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New strategy focussed on student health and wellbeing launched

13 March 2019

Following an extensive consultation process with both staff and students, Student Support and Wellbeing are launching a new Student Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

New strategy focussed on student health and wellbeing launched

The Student Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2019-2021) outlines UCL’s vision for an inclusive, caring and supportive community. It promotes good health and wellbeing (social, physical and mental) as the foundation for academic success and a great student experience.

The strategy sets out to embed a whole-university approach to health and wellbeing so that students can reach their full potential, be successful and enjoy their time at UCL. 

It has been developed and will be delivered in partnership with Students’ Union UCL. A related Student Health and Wellbeing Community of Practice has been set up to strengthen the connections between academic units, central services and the Students’ Union and to enhance the support we offer to students.

There are numerous dependencies between staff and students. The strategy sets out to align approaches to staff and students’ health and wellbeing in order to bring about cultural change and lasting improvements. 

At the core of the strategy are 6 objectives, which reflect the UCL 2034 Key Enabler A in ‘giving our students the best support, facilities and opportunities’. 

The objectives are as follows:

  1. Establish a whole-university approach to student health and wellbeing 
  2. Support students in their integration into life at UCL 
  3. Develop resources to encourage personal awareness of health and wellbeing and facilitate peer support 
  4. Establish effective links between UCL, the NHS and other services to deliver integrated mental health care and improved risk management
  5. Ensure support for disabled students or those affected by health and wellbeing difficulties is personalised and the adjustments are effective 
  6. Align student and staff wellbeing policies and initiatives to foster an inclusive and supportive community

For more information, please see the full UCL Student Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2019-2021)

We welcome your comments and look forward to working with you on delivering the strategy. If you have any queries or comments, please contact: 

Student Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Lina Kamenova – l.kamenova@ucl.ac.uk  

Student Health and Wellbeing Community of Practice: Mitesh Vagadia – m.vagadia@ucl.ac.uk