What will happen in the study?
If you decide to take part, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey asks about your background, past emotional experiences, lifestyle, physical and mental health, and school/ university experience. There are also some questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your wellbeing and academic life. The survey should take approximately 10 -15 minutes to complete. If you took part in our previous U-Flourish student survey, you will receive a shorter version of the survey.
As an important part of the U-Flourish study, we would like to compare how you feel at the beginning and end of the academic year. Therefore, if you complete this survey, we will send you the link to a brief follow-up survey in May. The follow-up survey will ask about your experiences during the year, focusing on wellbeing, academic experience and barriers to care. The follow-up survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Because the aim of this study is to understand the association between health, lifestyle, and academic outcomes, your survey responses will be linked to specific academic data such as your results in university exams for the duration of your course. Please be assured that your survey answers and academic data are strictly confidential. No individual’s answers will be identifiable.
We are funded to collect survey data for the next two years, therefore we will contact you again in October 2021. If you choose to complete this survey, you are under no obligation to complete any of our future surveys. Your participation in this study is voluntary.