Staff and student partnerships: Student mental health in higher education

Thursday, March 9, 2023 Online Event

To celebrate University Mental Health Day #UniMentalHealthDay on Thursday 9 March 2023, the Positive Digital Practices (PDP) project, in partnership with Student Minds, is hosting a FREE online panel discussion event to examine staff and student partnerships in relation to student mental health in higher education (HE).

Facilitated by Dr Kate Lister (PDP Project Lead) and Nicola Frampton (Insight Manager, Student Minds), panel members made up of students and tutors who've been involved with the PDP project, will discuss:

  • What they think the priorities should be for the HE sector in terms of student mental wellbeing
  • What changes they would personally like to see in HE in relation to student mental health and wellbeing
  • How they think staff and students can work together to make higher education a more positive place

Q &A from audience participants will follow the session.


Dr Kate Lister (she/her): Accessibility, Wellbeing & Inclusion Researcher, Open University – Principal Investigator, PDP project

Nicola Frampton (she/her): Insight Manager, Student Minds – supporting the PDP student panel

Panel members

Arabella Cox (she/her): Open University student (5 years) – student consultant on the Emotional Resilience strand of PDP

Kulvir Bahra (he/him): Open University Digital Development Manager, MAODE (Open) alumni – student consultant on the Diverse Journeys strand of PDP

Cath Brown (she/her): Open University Staff Tutor and Associate Lecturer; former OU Students Association President – involved across the Positive Learner Identities strand of PDP

Ruth Tudor (she/her): Open University Associate Lecturer and former Student President – involved in all strands of PDP as a student