A Module for all Students
The Understanding Wellbeing online module is inspired by the successful IATL module 'Understanding Wellbeing Theory and Practice'. The online module will guide you to discover and better understand the crucial concept of wellbeing. You will do this in your own time, pacing your experience according to your own needs.
Key Features of the Module
In the module, we cover this topic by exploring wellbeing from different disciplinary viewpoints, ranging from scientific, economic, psychological, and philosophical perspectives in order to create a holistic understanding of this complex concept.
We also engage with activities and strategies that can improve our wellbeing, from exercise and art to mindfulness and many others. And, very importantly, we look at what factors might be affecting our wellbeing, from social media, emotions, to dealing with failure.
This module aims to provide you with a safe space and a helping-hand to beginning or continuing your own wellbeing journey.
You will navigate this crucial topic for your University life - it is well proved that academic experience and performance are linked to wellbeing - listening to podcasts (yes!, you can listen to them while walking to your accommodation, pottering around in the park, doing your washing up or just before bed...) and engaging with reflective activities that will enhance your understanding and experience.
The module has been co-created by IATL staff and students to make sure that it can be accessible to all and geared for the often time-constrained University life.
Find out more about the module by watching and listening to this Bio Society Interview
Dr Elena Riva and Wiki Jeglinska, one of the module co-creators, have been interviewed by Arianwen Herbert, previous President of BioSoc, about the module.
The module is supported by the BioSoc society, to which we are very thankful!