Supporting tutors, staff and students to manage transitions, build resilience and establish protective, life-long skills
Positive for Universities
University can be a challenging time. Having to adapt to a new environment with new people, routines, responsibilities and expectations can be stressful, and students’ experiences can have an enormous impact on both their immediate and future wellbeing and choices.
We work with tutors, staff and students to help them build resilience and develop positive, protective everyday habits. By combining relevant theory with practical tools, we help them to better manage pressure and change and to develop skills that can support them throughout their lives.
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Universities | psychological wellbeing, stress, students
The School of Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University has become the first of its kind to partner with Positive to help support its staff and students. The psychological wellbeing of those within the medical profession is an area of great…
University of the Arts London (UAL) has announced that it is working with the Positive Group to equip staff and students with evidenced tools and techniques to optimise their psychological health and wellbeing. The announcement of the new initiative coincides…
Post-graduates at University College London (UCL) will be some of the first students to experience Positive’s new app-based PIE programme. The programme will be delivered to post-graduates at UCL later this year with the specific aim of helping students better…
In 1987, a longitudinal study was conducted to examine the effects of transitions to university on the wellbeing of first-year students. The study found that all students evidenced increased psychological disturbances, such as heightened levels of anxiety, stress, and homesickness,…
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Support tutors and students to build resilience and improve their wellbeing through a combination of live training and app and online support. Achieve greater understanding and awareness and help to drive positive change throughout the university.
Live training sessions with subject matter experts
Ongoing access to the Positive App and online platform
Licence for tutors to distribute the Positive App to other staff and students
Access to data insights and Positive reporting
Opportunities to share experiences and learn from others in your Positive community
Take staff and students through the core Positive teaching with a flexible app-based programme. Make use of innovative technology combined with accessible science to help individuals and groups establish protective life-long skills.
Flexible, micro-bite learning style
16-week introductory phase covering core knowledge and tools
Guidance from subject matter experts
Practical tools and techniques to use with independently or with others
Innovative data and history features to help you track your progress
"The programme equips students with the information and resources they need to develop their psychological wellbeing and resilience, which is both important and relevant given the very real links between psychological health, day-to-day functioning and academic performance."
Dr Rachel Buxton, Senior Tutor, Merton College, Oxford
"The Positive experience was effective, hands-on and empowering. It’s given me helpful practical tools, I feel more in control of my thoughts and I have more positivity to share with others!"
Student, University of Reading
"I loved it! The facilitators were amazing – they were well prepared and worked brilliantly together… The sessions were full of useful tools to help us to relax and become more resilient, and to help us realise that everyone can have difficult experiences; no one is ever alone."
Student, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford