U-Flourish: Student Wellbeing Research
Launched in 2018
Funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research and UKRI Medical Research Council
In collaboration with Queens University, Canada, Oxford Student Union & Student Welfare and Support Services
We aim to better understand the determinants of student wellbeing and academic success, and to evaluate the mental health support needs of students at Oxford.
The Oxford U-Flourish Student Wellbeing and Academic Success Survey Study is a university-wide study, representing a collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry, the University Student Welfare and Support Service, and Queen's University, Canada. This research has been approved by the Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee.
The transition to university life is an exciting time, but it can also bring added life pressures and choices. Our aim is to better understand the determinants of student wellbeing and academic success, and to evaluate the mental health support needs of students. We also want to identify barriers and gaps students experience if they access mental health care in Oxford. We plan to use the information provided to inform the development of services and resources to help students flourish emotionally and academically at Oxford.
The study involves completing an online survey in Michaelmas, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes. A follow-up survey will be sent in Trinity to students who have completed any of our previous surveys. There will be further follow-up surveys in Michaelmas and Trinity of the following academic year. Survey data is strictly confidential and only the research team will have access to the responses. The study is being conducted independently of the students' college or course. Students are under no obligation to complete any of our surveys.
This year’s Michaelmas survey is open from Thursday, October 27 until Friday, November 18. To participate, check your university email for a private invitation with a link to the survey.
Don't miss your chance to have your say!
We would very much like students to have their say and tell us what they need in order to feel well and succeed in their university studies.
Upon completion of the survey, students can enter a draw to win 1 of 5 iPads.
In October 2019, we invited all first-year undergraduates at Oxford to complete our survey. Please see below for what we found.
What students told us in our first survey
Have a read of a blog post from Phoebe Barr on the Student Minds website.