Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

Focus groups exploring belonging at University of Bristol

Our sense of belonging is an important aspect of our well-being. We’d like your help to find out more. We are conducting a study to understand:

  • Where you go/would go for support and why;
  • Your sense of ‘belonging’ – with other students, course/department and wider university life;
  • Your perceptions of and definitions of wellbeing and mental health – how, why and where support might be sought from the university.

Are you a student at the University of Bristol? Can you attend a Focus Group? On either of the following days:

  • Thursday 25th May                       2pm-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 31st May                    2pm-3.30pm
  • Thursday 1st June                         10am-11.30am & 2pm-3.30pm

We’re looking for students from the UK, and from backgrounds where participation in higher education has traditionally been low. We would like to hear from you if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have received the University of Bristol Bursary or Access to Bristol Bursary
  • Your home address is in an area of low progression to higher education
  • Your parents did not go to university
  • You have previously been in local authority care
  • You are living with a disability
  • You are from a minority ethnic group
  • You are a mature student (aged 21 or over at the start of your undergraduate study programme)

All research participants will be entered into a price draw to win one of five £10 Amazon Gift Vouchers as a token of our appreciation.

Please contact David for further information or to register your interest: david[at]


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