Student Health and Wellbeing survey now complete

Survey of all University of Melbourne students aims to make the university a better place for everyone

Our university-wide student survey is the main component of the Towards a health promoting university: enhancing the student experience and academic outcomes project, being conducted by the Department of General Practice in collaboration with the Centre for Mental Health, School of Population and Global Health. The survey commenced on 2 April and closed on 3rd June with an excellent response rate for university surveys of 22% (over 12,000 students) exploring the factors that affect student health and wellbeing, academic performance issues and health service use. The survey examines factors particular to international students, students of different cultural backgrounds, and students from different faculties and campuses. This work will form the spring board for future design and implementation of appropriate interventions to better support student health and wellbeing. The survey has now finished and results will be reported by the end of 2019.