Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

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While the value of people as a resource is long-established, there is growing awareness in the role of wellbeing, and what it means for productivity and innovation in the UK.

Both industry and the higher education sector share an interest in the wellbeing of our students – crucial to enabling them not just to do well in higher education, but also to take on work with success as graduates. In fact, according to a study conducted by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, the likelihood of transitioning into a job after full-time education increases with higher levels of life satisfaction.

A focus on wellbeing doesn’t solely concern mental health either – it encompasses confidence built through skills and training, mobility and progression in the workplace and more. But how can universities and businesses provide the support students require?

Listed below, we’ve gathered the latest research and opinion around the topic of student wellbeing. If you would like to contribute please email

What is the National Centre for Universities and Business doing in this area?

Universities and businesses share an interest and responsibility to build resilience and support new graduates to thrive in the workplace. To address this need, NCUB has held a series of autumn roundtables on the topic of student wellbeing, focused on supporting the transition from education to employment.

The final roundtable in 2018 was held on World Mental Health Day to promote and celebrate the work of our members. 

Read the article featured on our website as the first output from this series, summarising the perspectives shared.

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